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AAP’s Sanjay Singh files complaint over expenditure of PM’s Varanasi roadshow

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh submitted video clips and pictures of the procession of nomination as proof of expenditure. Modi conducted a six-kilometre roadshow on April 25 in Varanasi. The rally ended with the PM conducting prayers at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 27, 2019 23:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Varanasi
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Aam Aadmi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh submitted video clips and pictures of the procession of nomination as proof of expenditure. Modi conducted a six-kilometre roadshow on April 25 in Varanasi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File PHOTO)

Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent over ₹12.7 million in a day in his nomination procession, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Saturday filed a complaint addressed to Satish Pal, the additional district magistrate (Finance), Varanasi, demanding a probe into the matter by the Election Commission. He also demanded that the nomination of Modi be rejected.

At the instruction of the EC’s expenditure observer, Pal accepted the complaint.

Singh submitted video clips and pictures of the procession of nomination as proof of expenditure. Modi conducted a six-kilometre roadshow on April 25 in Varanasi. The rally ended with the PM conducting prayers at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. On Friday, Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi.

Confirming the receipt of the complaint, Pal said, “AAP leader Sanjay Singh filed a complaint addressed to expenditure observer, demanding a probe into the expenditure on nomination procession of PM Narendra Modi...”. Further action would be taken by observer, he added.

Singh said, “Violating the model code of conduct, Prime Minister Modi spent over ₹1.27 crore in a day...”.

Kashi region BJP spokesperson Navratan Rathi said, “All the allegations by the AAP leader are baseless. There has been no violation...its leaders are involved in leveling false allegations.”

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 23:57 IST