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Rs 6.4 cr spent on event management during PM Modi's visits to 51 countries

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 04 Aug 2016, 20:47:47 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Indian embassies across the world spent Rs Rs 6.4 crore on event management for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public and community programmes during his visits to 51 countries since he assumed office.

The amount is over 70 per cent of the nearly Rs 9 crore that the Indian diplomatic missions spent on Prime Minister’s programmes.

The highest spending of Rs 2 crore on the event management was during PM’s visit to France in 2015, Rajya Sabha was informed by Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh.

The statement, however, does not mention the expenditure on event management during many community functions including the famous Madison Square programme which was primarily organised by groups like 'Overseas Friends of BJP' along with some NRI outfits.

According to Singh, Modi has visited 51 countries in last 26 months after coming to power.

(With PTI inputs)