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Congress announces Rs 15 lakh for giving proof of PM’s tea stall

The East Singhbhum district Congress will give Rs 15 lakh to the person who will give proof about the stall where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was selling tea, party’s national spokesman Ajay Kumar said on Sunday.

ranchi Updated: Jun 26, 2016 22:54 IST
Manoj Choudhary
During the campaigning in the run-up to general elections in 2014, the BJP started “Narendra Modi for PM campaign” at all roadside tea stalls.
During the campaigning in the run-up to general elections in 2014, the BJP started “Narendra Modi for PM campaign” at all roadside tea stalls.(HT File photo)

The East Singhbhum district Congress will give Rs 15 lakh to the person who will give proof about the stall where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was selling tea, party’s national spokesman Ajay Kumar said on Sunday.

The Congress leader, who was in Jamshedpur, said Modi is an image of false statements. “His story of ‘Chaiwala ka beta’ (son of a tea seller) is false and district Congress committee will give Rs 15 lakh to the person, who will bring proof of the tea stall, where the PM had been selling tea,” Kumar said.

His statement came days after Congress leader Digvijaya Singh promised Rs 2 lakh reward to anyone bought tea from Modi or studied with him.

During the campaigning in the run-up to general elections in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) started “Narendra Modi for PM campaign” at all roadside tea stalls and organised “chai pe charcha” programme where Modi, then BJP’s prime ministerial nominee, interacted with people over tea.

Congress spokesperson Kumar said Modi’s claim that he is a graduate is also baseless.

“The party will give similar amount to any person, if he comes up with Modi’s intermediate classmate. Graduation is a big deal, the PM has not completed intermediate,” he said.

The Congress leader said denial of India’s membership claim for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a big setback to the country. “This reveals the Modi government’s failure in foreign policy,” he said.

Talking about alleged migration of Hindu families from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress leader said the families left their houses for having earning opportunity.

There is no communal reason behind migration of these families from Kairana, he said. “The BJP is misleading nation over the issue for vote politics.”