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BJP denies Modi fund-raiser at Delhi hotel

IANS  New Delhi, March 15, 2014
First Published: 20:10 IST(15/3/2014) | Last Updated: 22:03 IST(15/3/2014)

The BJP on Saturday denied that the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be attending a fund-raising dinner on March 26 at the Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi.

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"This information is baseless. We have never conceived any such programme," senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar told television channels on Saturday, reacting to a news report published in HT headlined: For dinner date with Modi, pay Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.4 cr.

Read: Modi to attend fund raising dinner in Delhi

"Our programme is 'tea with Modi' and not 'dinner with Modi with a price tag'," Javadekar said.

In a statement, the BJP said: "The unattributed reports linking Shri Modi to any such events are baseless and motivated."

However, according to an email communication circulated amongst potential participants, a non-governmental organisation raising funds for the campaign did plan the fund-raiser dinner at the Ashoka Hotel on March 26.


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