The BJP, however, has said that the birthday will be a low-key affair and in fact it's the people of Goa, who are celebrating it as a token of love for their ex-Chief Minister. "We demand an inquiry into from where the money being spent on birthday celebrations of Parrikar is coming," NCP Goa spokesman Trajano D'Mello told reporters here today.
He said Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has already said that government funds won't be spent on Parrikar's birthday bash. "Also, Parrikar has appealed to the people not to release any advertisement nor gift flowers on the occasion and instead contribute the money to Chief Minister's Relief Fund for Chennai flood victims. So now the question comes as to from where the funding for the birthday bash is coming," D'Mello said.
He said that it's a 'white lie' that the party is not funding the birthday celebrations. "We have come to know that even birthday advertisements are designed in the BJP local office," the NCP leader alleged. The BJP, however, rubbished the allegations.

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