Bhopal: The Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Monday charged the ruling BJP with staging "a drama" by asking for contributions from public to contest the next year's Assembly elections.

"The BJP has crores of rupees in its coffers. It does not need any money from the public to contest the Assembly elections," Leader of Opposition in Assembly Ajay Singh told reporters here.

The ruling party is staging "a drama", he said, referring to BJP's announcement that it will launch a campaign from April 6 to collect funds from people to finance its canvassing for the Assembly election.

Singh said last year, the BJP had collected funds from various industrialists and professionals, among others, citing the same purpose.

He said a factory owned by him in Govindpura Industrial Area of the city had also received a notice from the BJP seeking donation.