Real estate firm paid for burqas for Modi's Bhopal rally: Digvijaya

DigvijayaAt a press conference in Indore, the Congress leader also produced before the media a bill purportedly issued by the tailor.

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday created a storm with a claim that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had got 10,000 burqas stitched for Narendra Modi's meeting in Bhopal on Wednesday for which a real estate company had paid Rs 42 lakh to a local tailor.

At a press conference in Indore, the Congress leader also produced before the media a bill purportedly issued by the tailor.

However, Dilip Singh Suryavanshi, the owner of the mentioned real estate firm, rejected the charge that his company had made any payment for burqas to be stitched.

He said he has no knowledge about any director of his company going to Indore and making payments to a tailor for the making of burqas.

A person speaking on behalf of Zeenat tailors said the bill that was produced by Singh was a quotation which had been made to look like a bill.

Reacting to Digvijaya Singh's statement, BJP media in-charge for Madhya Pradesh Deepak Vijaywargia said that the bill produced by the Congress leader could be "fake".

In a complaint to the Inspector General (IG), Indore, the tailor complained that someone took a quotation on Tuesday for supplying 10,000 burqas and later gave it a colour of a bill, Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister, Kailash Vijaywargiya told a press conference.

The tailor, in his complaint to the IG, the purported copies of which were given to the press, also demanded action against those behind it.

The BJP Minister advised the Congress not to communalise the atmosphere by raising the issues of burqa and topi (cap) and instead focus on the issue of development.

Meanwhile, an employee of the tailoring shop, Zeenat Tailors, told reporters that someone came to their shop on Tuesday claiming that he received a government order for supplying 10,000 burqas. Therefore, Dinesh said, he had given him a quotation specifying rates for supplying the same and not the bill as claimed.

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