Jaisalmer: Unfazed by the controversy over
cash garlands, a Congress functionary here got himself
honoured in a similar way.
Zila Pramukh Abdula Fakeer was felicitated with a garland
made up of currency notes totalling Rs. 1.11 lakh at Chayan
village of Pokhran yesterday.
"Enthusiastic party workers garlanded me despite my
refusal. However, I returned the cash garland to the party
workers," Fakeer, brother of a Congress MLA Sale Mohammad,
A huge multi-crore garland was presented to Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati at a public rally in Lucknow last
month fuelling demands by Opposition parties for a central
probe into the source of money.