What an anniversary bash of UPA-II government, Singhji!
By Express News Service - NEW DELHI
28th September 2012 08:56 AM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who gave a sermon to the nation about money not growing on trees, spent Rs 7,721 on each plate of dinner that was served at the recent third anniversary celebrations of the UPA-II government held at his residence here.
Ironically, the Singh-led UPA-II government expects the aam aadmi to live on Rs 26 or Rs 32 a day.
Effectively, what Singh has spent on each plate, could feed 296 aam aadmis for a day.
This information was revealed in response to an RTI application filed by activist Ramesh Verma. According to the reply, at a time when fiscal deficit remains a cause of worry and the growth rate is floundering, Rs 11,34,296 was spent on food at the dinner party. A sum of Rs 14,42,678 was spent on tent arrangements and Rs 26,444 was shelled out for flowers. The total bill of an ‘austere’ government’s dinner party was Rs 28,95,503.
The PM had invited 603 people for the party but only 375 invitees attended it.
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