Just to prove that a common man is ready to pay to listen not only to the top campaigner for BJP but also to any other airaa-gairaa-Naththu-Khairaa, Mr. Digvijay Singh is reported to be planning to charge Rs. 5 for attending to his speeches. As per the primary estimate, he is likely to pull a crowd of nearly half a million vis-a-vis Mr. Modi’s mere 200,000.
The trouble is believed to be in the Congress headquarters. Already troubled by allegations about tax evasion by son-in-law-of-India, the party isn’t inclined to give the opposition another chance to allege entertainment tax evasion.
Yet another fear expressed by some senior members of party is that the message about the money being donated towards “disaster relief in Uttarakhand” may be confused as the funding to topple their own government in the state. What makes the matter worse is, similar demands for such disaster relief may quickly rise from Assam, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and to some extent, Indian economy or the entire nation.