Thursday, December 13, 2012

Modi must declare his expenses: Bapa

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) president Keshubhai Patel on Wednesday said CM Narendra Modi should first make his own expenses on foreign trips public before raising questions over expenditure incurred on Sonia Gandhi’s tours. 
    Patel, who will contest the assembly elections from Visavadar in Junagadh district, told the media, “Modi should first inform the public about the money spent from the state exchequer on his foreign trips. Then, he has the right to question others.” 
    Modi had sought answers from the Centre regarding the Congress president’s foreign trips, alleging that it had cost the exchequer Rs 1,880 crore. 
    However, according to a Vadodara-based RTI activist Trupti Shah, the ruling BJP government in Gujarat had denied information about travelling expenses incurred by Modi and cabinet colleagues for attending a 
series of conference across 
the state in 2007. 
    When asked about his party’s preparedness for polls, Patel remarked that GPP was ready to contest the elections from all the 182 assembly constituencies. Patel said, “Even after Garib Kalyan Melas, the poor are suffering. I have gauged the mood of the people and can assure you that in these elections, people will come out and vote overlooking the caste, community and religion.” PTI