Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party members have been caught discussing money to get crowds for Narendra Modi`s rally at Delhi`s Japanese Park held on Sunday.
In a sting operation conducted by a private news channel, district presidents of the BJP Minority Cell of Shahdara, Mayur Vihar and New Delhi districts were seen discussing the price at which they get crowds for rallies with journalists of the news channel, who posed as agents for supplying crowd for such gathering.
In a startling revelation, one of the district unit functionaries purportedly confessed that they sometime made “Hindus look like Muslims” for their rallies. He asked for educated people who could answer media questions.
Others were allegedly seen telling that they had already arranged a “genuine” crowd, and hence did not need people for Delhi rally.
At least two-four lakh people visited the rally.
Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel watered down the revelations made in the sting operation, saying it did not expose anything.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) general secretary and spokesperson Jitendra Kumar Kochar, meanwhile, said the way crowd was arranged for Narendra Modi’s rally showed how the BJP "has besmirched the sentiments of the minority community".
The BJP`s Delhi unit worked round-the-clock to ensure that the September 29 rally by their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was a success.
Around 2,000 volunteers, at the rally site in Rohini, looked after the arrangements which included setting up huge LED screens, CCTV cameras, banners, preparation of a parking lot etc.
As far as the security arrangements were concerned, dozens of CCTV cameras and hundreds of private security guards kept an eye on the crowd.