Hyderabad, July 16: Andhra Pradesh BJP president G Kishan Reddy tweeted on Monday saying that there was no ticket money to get an entry into Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally here scheduled on August 11.
He said unlike what a section in the media thinks, Rs 5 is not the price of ticket to participate in the rally but a means to raise funds for relief for Uttarakhand, the state which was hit by a massive natural disaster last month. He asked the media to take note of the fact.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>As said by some friends on social media, Rs. 5 is not any "Ticket" money. It is meant for flood relief. Media, please take note of this.</p>— G Kishan Reddy, MLA (@kishanreddybjp) <a href="https://twitter.com/kishanreddybjp/statuses/356711850618011649">July 15, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The Congress, in its usual tone, attacked Modi on Tuesday with Union minister Manish Tewari taking charge. Tewari said the BJP's plan to take an entry fee for Modi's rally was an attempt at "monitising democracy/pure fascism."
Tewari also taunted the Rs 5 fee, tweeting: "Baba Pravachan Ticket Rs. 100-100,000Cinema ticket Rs. 200-500 even for box office flop Ticket to hear' a' CM Rs. 5 Market discovers true value."
JD(U) leader Ali Anwar said the BJP wants to exhibit its popularity and project Modi as a superstar for whom people are even buying Rs-5 tickets.