Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal has sought details of expenses made by the Narendra Modi government during his three-day sadbhavna fast that was held in order to promote social harmony in the state.
The governor wrote a letter to the state administration seeking details of expenses made during the fast following a representation made by Maha Gujarat Janta Party (MJP) leader Gordhan Zadaphia, who urged the governor to seek details.
Zadaphia had mentioned that over Rs 50 crore were spent on the three-day fast, which according to him, were meant to gain political benefits for the chief minister.
Meanwhile, Gujarat chief secretary AK Joti said he had not received any letter from the Raj Bhavan seeking details of the expenses. "I have not received any communication in this regard," he told HT.
On Sunday, at a public rally organised by the state BJP, chief minister Narendra Modi had sought recall of the Governor, accusing that the Congress was running a parallel administration from Raj Bhavan.
Modi was on a three-day fast from 17 to 19 September for his "Sadhbhavna Mission" but was questioned by many on the money spent for arrangements at the fast venue and the security at the place.
"This is a mega rally against the governor. This is a mega rally against the conspiracy of the central government," he said on Sunday.
Last week, former chief minister Suresh Mehta, former home minister Gordhan Zadaphia and activists, stepped up efforts to find out with whose permission the state government released money for CM Narendra Modi's harmony mission.
A public interest petition was filed in the Gujarat high court, seeking the recovery of the money spent on Modi's three-day sadbhavna cause.