Haryana Govt Buys 10 Copies Of Bhagavad Gita For 3.8 Lakhs

The Logical Indian Crew

January 9th, 2018

Gita Scam

Courtesy: Times of India

The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government has spent Rs 3.8 lakhs to buy 10 copies of Bhagavad Gita when it costs only 150-250 in normal shops across the country. The copies were given as gifts to VVIPs reports Times of India. The incident happened during the international Gita Mahotsav organised last year. President Ram Nath Kovind, Union minister Uma Bharti, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, and Governors of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh attended the function.

It was also found that the government has given Rs.15 lakh to BJP MP Hema Malini and Rs 10 lakh to Delhi BJP president and actor Manoj Tiwari for their performances at the event. An RTI reply has revealed the scam. The information was sought by Rahul Sehrawat, a resident of Hisar. Rahul claimed that he only got records of Rs 4.32 crore when it reportedly sanctioned 15 crores for the celebrations. He plans to get an account of the remaining expense.

CM Manohar Lal Khattar told Times of India that the money was spent after much discussion and they have got consent from the concerned persons and says that this kind of expenses is necessary. “The money was spent on creating awareness in society and was needed in the larger interest of society,” Khattar said.

According to the RTI reply, the government has spent more than Rs 37,000 for each copy. The copies were designed akin to ancient manuscripts and were prepared in special papers.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda accused that the government has become an event management company. “I hope the government has not used gold in preparing the copies,” he said.

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