Cong Forgot Austerity, Splurged Crores on Ads: BJP
BJP has blamed Congress for forgetting austerity on the occasion of the Panchayati Raj Golden Jubilee celebrations in which, the saffron party has claimed, it spent huge sums of money.
Rajasthan BJP chief Arun Chaturvedi said in Jaipur that the government forgot to maintain austerity measures and crores of rupees were spent for the event yesterday and that advertisements were published in several newspapers just to please the party president.
He claimed that many people, including labourers who have benefitted under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) scheme, were brought to the place of programme at government expenditure.
In addition, he charged that government machinery was misused in conducting the programme in which 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 organized by the party-ruled state government misusing official machinery,” he alleged.