Cong forgot austerity, spent crores at Nagaur event: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 15:45

Jaipur: BJP on Saturday accused Congress of forgetting austerity and spending huge sums of money on Panchayati Raj Golden jubilee celebrations attended by party president Sonia Gandhi in Nagaur district in Rajasthan.
"The government forgot to maintain austerity measures here and crores of rupees were spent for the event yesterday. Advertisements were published in several newspapers just to please the party president," state BJP chief Arun Chaturvedi said.

Many people, including labourers benefiting under the NREGA scheme, were brought in buses to the venue at government expenditure, he claimed.

He also alleged that government machinery was misused in organising the event where no one from the BJP was invited.

"No public representative of the BJP received any formal invitation for the function which shows that it was completely a Congress function organised by the party-ruled state government misusing official machinery," he alleged.

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First Published: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 15:45

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