Narendra Modi was in the line of fire over the unprecedented publicity blitzkrieg by the BJP with the Congress alleging that 90 per cent of the estimated Rs. 10,000 crore expenditure is black money.
“I have never seen this kind of media blitzkrieg. Rs. 10,000 crore is the publicity campaign budget of BJP and Mr. Modi. He promises to bring back to the country black money stashed abroad, but 9O percent he is using in elections, is black money,” party spokesman and Union Minister Anand Sharma said slamming Mr. Modi.
He told reporters that the BJP campaign to project Mr. Modi was of such a massive magnitude that it has not been seen in independent India.
He said it was strange that when black money was involved in the BJP campaign, Mr. Modi is declaring that he would deal with the menace of black money when he becomes the Prime Minister.
“We have to take Narendra Modi seriously now for his claim that he was capable of unearthing black money. This is an advance demonstration of not only his capability to unearth black money but to use it. People of India need to be told about it in proper perspective from where this money is coming from,” he said.
Replying to a question, Mr. Sharma said that the AICC Treasurer Motilal Vora would be able to explain the expenses the Congress is making for its publicity campaign.
He suggested that the BJP expenses over publicity must be 25 times more than that of the Congress.