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PIL claims govt money misused on Raje's yatra, HC asks BJP to respond

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The has asked the BJP's state unit to respond to a petition alleging that the was being misused for Vasundhara Raje's gaurav yatra.

Raje began last week a 58-day outreach programme across the state, where assembly polls will be held this year-end.

A division bench headed by the Rajasthan today sent a notice to to respond by August 16, when the next hearing will take place.

Vibhuti Bhushan Sharma has alleged in the PIL that the BJP government in the state has issued orders to the public works department to make necessary arrangements during the yatra.

The petition has argued that the BJP cannot run its political campaign on funds from the state exchequer.

It has asked the court to quash the orders allegedly given by the to the PWD, and recover the money already spent from the government funds for the yatra.

The state unit of the had earlier made the same charge about Raje's yatra.

The Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, is set to cover 165 assembly constituencies, with Raje addressing several rallies along the 6,000-km route.

It was flagged off by from Rajsamand and end in Pushkar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 16:00 IST
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