Money forcibly collected for Modi's rally: Congress; BJP denies

Modi RallyBJP has refuted the Congress' claim, termed it a baseless allegation. (PTI)

Delhi Congress MLA and Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister Mukesh Sharma on Saturday alleged that municipal corporations had forcibly collected crores of rupees for Narendra Modi's rally.

He said he would meet Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and demand a CBI inquiry into the matter.

Sharma said that the money was collected from builders, parking mafia, illegal hoardings magnets and contractors.

"The three municipal corporations have directed their staff to be present at the rally venue to be the part of the crowds. They have been threatened of action if they failed to remain present there," Sharma said, adding BJP was scared of the popularity of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Attacking the BJP, he said that during its rule between 1993 and 1998, the party had installed the three chief ministers whereas the Congress party gave stability and progress during the 15 years when Dikshit was at the helm.

The CM's Parliamentary Secretary said that his party would be organising a motorcycle rally to suuport Dikshit, in which 5,000 motorcyclists and others would join and take a vow to ensure victory of Dikshit for the fourth term.

Asked about Sharma's allegation, former Delhi BJP President Vijender Gupta termed it a baseless allegation and said "we don't even react to such wild allegations. Congress is actually very nervous about the rally, so they are making such allegations."

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