In the last two years, Vinod Samariya, a senior BJP worker from Agra, has received six notices from Indian Railways to settle dues of over Rs 12 lakh pending since 2014. Samariya had booked a train to ferry party workers from Fatehpur Sikhri to attend the “Vijay Shankhnad” rally in Lucknow for the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi before the Lok Sabha elections on March 2, 2014.
The initial booking amount was Rs 18.4 lakh, including the security deposit of Rs 5 lakh, which he paid from the party fund. The Railways increased it to Rs 30.68 lakh after the train stopped at four stations to pick up supporters. Adjusting the advance paid, the final bill amount came close to Rs 12.3 lakh. Samariya had expected the party to pay the bill from its fund. But with the latest notice on May 11, Samariya is worried. Read More…
Credit By: Indian Express
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