Sunday, May 20, 2018
Kashmir Times Logo
No charges on Sonia, Rahul Gandhi's rallies: PC
ActIT Jammu, Projects, Java,, C# Training Jammu
JAIPUR, July 16 (Agencies): Taking a dig at BJP for charging Rs 5 per person for attending Narendra Modi's public meeting in Hyderabad, Congress leader P Chidambaram today said there would be no charge on the party's rallies of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi or the Prime Minister.

"I would not react on what is the popularity measure of any other leader (Narendra Modi), but I assure you whenever Congress does a rally whether by party President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, or the Prime Minister, we will not charge Rs 5," the Union Finance Minister said here.

He was asked about Congress Minister Manish Tewari's comment that Baba Pravachan ticket costs Rs 100-100,000, cinema ticket costs Rs 200-500 even for box office flop, and Rs 5 for Modi's rally, how do you find them on popularity chart?

Chidamabaram, accompanied by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, was speaking during a press conference here.

In a bid to cash in on Modi's popularity, BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit is collecting registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend the public meeting. Modi, the newly appointed election campaign committee chief, will address the meeting on August 11.

The party has said that it would contribute the collected amount towards Uttarakhand flood relief.

When asked that the Gujarat Chief Minister had described UPA-2 tenure as flop governance, Chidambaram said, "You cannot fool all the people all the time.

"Our presentation by me and Azad is based on hard facts and figures. They (Modi or BJP) criticise for the sake of criticism, this people know very well. Congress led-UPA has touched the lives of common man and women in medical and health, education, IT and corporate sectors in a big way in the last 9 years," he said.

Azad said, "There is no reason to give unnecessary importance to their (BJP's) popularity stunt like Rs 5 ticket for Modi's rally."

News Updated at : Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Comment on this Story 

Top Stories of the Day  
Incidents like Hyderpora, Markundal will not be repeated : Army chief
SRINAGAR, July 16 : Army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh today assured the chief minister Omar Abdullah today that necessary measures would be taken to ensure that incidents like that of Hyderpora and Markundal do not take place in future. The assurance was given during a meeting between the two here. At Hyderpora eight army men were killed and several others injured in a militant attack. Two civilians were killed in army firing at Markundal recently. Army chief called on chief minister and dis
> Pamphlets about Kashmir situation circulated
> Omar snubs Kamal yet again
> SC asks Centre, J&K to inform it of steps taken
> SHRC summons SIT head on July 30
> Ex-executive officer MC Sumbal/Hajin arrested
Other Stories from Web  
Find us on
Weather Report
Shridev Sharma
Mata Vaishnodevi | Matavaishnodevi | Mata Vaishno Devi
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blanket
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.