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Mayawati rally: 19 trains, 30,000 buses booked to ferry supporters

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party booked 19 trains to bring thousands of supporters to party supremo Mayawati's rally in Lucknow today on her birthday.Five of the trains were booked from UP and 14 trains were booked
India TV News Desk January 15, 2014 16:56 IST
India TV News Desk
Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party booked 19 trains to bring thousands of supporters to party supremo Mayawati's rally in Lucknow today on her birthday.

Five of the trains were booked from UP and 14 trains were booked from other states. Railway sources said, booking a single train costs Rs 8-12 lakhs, and the cost of booking 19 trains could come to more than Rs 2 crore.

Nearly 30,000 buses were used to ferry supporters to the rally. It takes Rs 20-30 thousand to book a single bus, and the cost comes to Rs 6-9 lakhs.

BSP leaders were tightlipped about the actual expenditure on the rally.