New Delhi: A day after criticizing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘veil of secularism’ remarks, the Congress is once again targeting him over BJP’s move of charging Rs 5 for each person attending BJP’s poll campaign panel chief’s public meeting. The ruling party at the Centre on Tuesday took a dig at the main opposition party saying it shows the ‘true value’ of the Gujarat Chief Minister.
 
"Baba Pravachan Ticket Rs 100-100,000. Cinema ticket Rs 200-500 even for box office flop. Ticket to hear a Chief Minster Rs 5. Market discovers true value," Congress leader and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
     
In a bid to cash in on Modi's popularity, BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit is collecting a registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend the public meeting. Modi, the newly appointed election campaign committee chief, will address the meeting on August 11.
     
The party has said that it would contribute the collected amount towards Uttarakhand flood relief.
     
Intensifying his attack on the BJP strongman, the Congress leader also said, "BJP's listening Tax Rs 5 maybe market discovery price. What would be speaking Tax imposed on 1.2 billion? Monetizing democracy/pure fascism!"
          
The Lal Bahadur Stadium in central Hyderabad is the venue for the meeting and the target is to mobilize one lakh people in the age group of 18-40 years. The BJP has already started registration process and it will continue till August 10.
     
BJP leaders have said that the party aims to reach out to the large crowd of IT professionals and college students in the tech-savvy Andhra Pradesh capital.

(Agencies)

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