"I never used any government machinery for the wedding. I drove in my own car to distribute invitations," the Chief Minister said.

Reports in the local media had quoted some Congress leaders alleging that Parrikar had misused government machinery for his son Abhijat's marriage on December 26.

"I will reply to the allegations if you point out a single allegation of misuse of government machinery against me. If some officer comes with his official car to attend the wedding than it cannot be termed as misuse of machinery," Parrikar said.

He said that as top BJP brass including Rajnath Singh, Narendra Modi and other leaders attended the function, the government machinery had to be used to provide security for VVIPs, which they are entitled to, as per the protocol.

Parrikar also clarified that the party will hire buses of state-owned Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited by paying charges for the January 12 rally of BJP's prime ministerial candidate here.

Parrikar said BJP will hire KTCL buses to ferry workers for Modi's upcoming rally by paying appropriate charges.

"KTCL buses are available for anyone on charges. Here we are not taking any favours. Even if opposition party wants then they can also hire these buses," the Chief Minister said.

(Agencies)

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