Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the party’s electoral expenses. Kamal Nath asked the funding sources of the BJP and PM Modi’s election campaign.
Addressing a press conference, Kamal Nath asked if the wives of the party netas are selling their jewellery to bear the Lok Sabha election expenses.
“I want to ask Modi Ji, the money spent on his plane rides, on MP assembly election, money that is being spent on ongoing Lok Sabha elections, from where do they get the money? Are the wives of BJP leaders selling their jewellery to bear the expenses of elections?” Kamal Nath said.
Kamal Nath had earlier questioned PM Modi about the construction of Rs 700 crore BJP office in New Delhi.
“The prime minister should tell the nation who bears the expenses of his plane rides. He should reply from where did he get the money to construct a Rs 700 crore office of BJP in Delhi. He should first give answers to all these and then only he should ask me questions,” he said.
On Saturday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh filed a complaint with the Election Commission against PM Narendra Modi for allegedly exceeding the expenditure limit of Rs 70 lakh for his roadshow in Varanasi.
In a letter to the election officer of Varanasi, Sanjay Singh claimed that a total expenditure of Rs 1.27 crore was incurred to take out the prime minister’s roadshow in Varanasi. He alleged that the total expenditure crossed the limit of Rs 70 lakh set by the Election Commission for a roadshow.
Earlier, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, too, had brought up the issue of the BJP’s electoral expenses.
Questioning the funding of the BJP, Rahul Gandhi had pointed out that “even a 30-second advertisement on television costs lakhs of rupees”.
“Everywhere it is the publicity of Narendra Modi. Where is the money coming from? Thirty seconds on TV or newspaper advertisements require lakhs of rupees. Who is giving the money for it? It is not coming from Modi’s pocket,” Rahul Gandhi said.