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RTI activist questions Modi's claim about money spent on Sonia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mentioning the government's response to an RTI application filed by a youth from Hisar in Haryana, Modi alleged at a rally in Rajkot that the Centre has spent Rs. 1,880 crore on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's foreign trips.

"The figures Mr Modi has given today is Rs 1800 crore. The government has not given any response to it.

I never got any such information from the RTI I had filed. I have not got any figure of Rs 1800 crore. I don't know where Mr Modi is referring to it", Verma said from Hisar.

"I can say that that I haven't got any figure of Rs 1800 crore because I haven't received any information...", he added.

He claimed he was never contacted by Modi.

Verma said the information he has got was about the expenditure of Rs 80-85 lakh.

"The figures that I have I had obtained through the Foreign Ministry or the Ambassadors that the Ambassadors have spent on Sonia Gandhi's tours at their level", he said.

First Published: Mon, October 01 2012. 22:55 IST