6 lakh spent just on banners to welcome Rahul Gandhi
Rahul, who landed in the city for a party meeting at Tilak Bhavan, left for Delhi in the evening, leaving behind a trail of banners and posters in his wake, most of them illegal.
Almost 1,000 hoardings welcoming and congratulating the Gandhi scion cheerfully defaced the city, the total cost for which could safely be estimated at Rs 6 lakh. More than 10,000 villages are reeling from a protracted drought in the Marathwada regions, thanks to massive damage to crops over the past 12 months.
This amount would have fetched one crore litres of water – in other words 1,000 tankers, which translate to 20 litres of water for each of five lakh families. This, after Congress leaders made all the right noises about not putting up advertisements and channeling the funds to drought-affected villages. Read More Details