Rs 65 lakh On Publicity & Advertisements, Rs 13.38 Lakh On Cut-Outs, Rs 16,000 On Pen Drives: Total Rs 1 Cr Spent By BJP Govt On Vasundhara Raje’s Gaurav Yatra
A whopping sum of Rs 1.75 lakh was spent on Raje's touring bus, which consisted of an elevator.
After a public interest litigation was filed by a lawyer in Rajasthan High Court against Vasundhara Raje’s ‘Gaurav Yatra’, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, informed the court that the party has spent over Rs 1 crore on Raje’s rally.
The PIL, which was filed on August 6, alleged that the party had misused the state government machinery for Raje’s yatra. The court on August 10, had directed the BJP government in Rajasthan to respond to the petition.
According to a Hindustan Times report, BJP provided an affidavit detailing the expenses incurred on Raje’s Yatra. The party has spent Rs 41.30 lakh on tent houses and Rs 38.98 lakh on the publicity material, which included banners and cut-outs of Raje and other senior party leaders, among other things.
The saffron party also spent Rs 25.99 lakh on advertisements.
In addition to above, the party spent about Rs 26,000 on stickers, Rs 1.17 lakh on flags, Rs 91,000 on hand cut-outs and Rs 13.38 lakh on “big cut-outs.”
The party also paid Rs 32,568 for the “half-cap” donned by the party workers during the Yatra. The masks worn by attendees were about Rs 20,000 and saffron and green mufflers cost Rs 63,000.
Furthermore, BJP has informed in the affidavit that it spent Rs 16,000 on pen drives which were used to play songs during Raje’s Gaurav Yatra. An additional Rs 3.50 lakh were spent on composing these songs.
A whopping sum of Rs 1.75 lakh was spent on Raje’s touring bus, which consisted of an elevator and sunroof. BJP also spent Rs 1.40 lakh on petrol, diesel and food.
If all the above is taken into account, the saffron pasty spent a total amount of Rs 1.10 crore on Raje’s Gaurav Yatra.