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Rs 500 on a bouquet: All that Goa government spent on Arvind Kejriwal’s May visit

India TV Politics Desk Panaji 01 Aug 2016, 20:42:59 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

The Goa government spent a meagre Rs 500 on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his recent visits to the state, the Legislative Assembly was told today. 

Kejriwal had refused to stay in the state guest house on his two trips to Goa, on May 22 and June 28. 

"The Chief Minister of Delhi was provided vehicles and accommodation at the state guest house. He was received and seen off at the airport. However, he did not avail the accommodation at the state guest house," State Protocol Minister Dilip Parulekar told the House. 

"The state government had presented a flower bouquet amounting to Rs 500 on his first visit," the minister said. 

A total of 82 police personnel were deputed for Kejriwal's security during his May visit.

The question about the expenses on Kejriwal's visits was tabled by Goa Vikas Party MLA Fransisco Miccky Pacheco. 

Kejriwal had first visited Goa on May 22 where he addressed a public meeting andkicked off AAP’s campaign for the Goa Assembly polls scheduled to be held in 2017 by conducting a public meeting in the state.

His second visit came on June 29-30 where he Kejriwal met a cross section of people and asserted that AAP would repeat in Goa the stunning performance it had in Delhi by defeating both the ruling BJP and the Congress.

AAP has already announced that they will fight on all the 40 seats for the upcoming Goa polls due before March 2017.