The Government Rubbishes Claim of Overspending on G20
The government once again rubbished Trinamool leader Saket Gokhale’s another claim on G-20 that the budget allocated for G20 was overshot by 300%. The PIB fact check team said the claim is misleading as there has been expenditure towards permanent asset creation and other infrastructure development — not limited to the hosting of the G20 summit only.
Trinamool Leader’s Claim
- Citing reports, the Trinamool leader on Monday claimed that ₹990 crore was allocated for hosting the G20 summit in the last Union Budget.
- But the government actually spent ₹4,100 crore.
- “Why shouldn’t BJP be made to pay this extra ₹3110 cr since it was clearly non-essential spending purely for Modi’s self-advertisement & personal PR for 2024 elections?” the Trinamool leader tweeted.
Congress Attacks PM Modi
The Congress also made it an issue and attacked PM Modi for overspending for his ‘show off’.
- “PM Modi spent extra money to put up his posters ahead of the Lok Sabha election, to shine his image.
- Covering up the poor of the city, PM Modi made elaborate arrangements for the guests including the silver and gold-plated tableware,” the Congress’s video said.
G-20 Summit in Delhi
Delhi was decked up to host the world leaders for the two days of the G-20 summit which concluded India’s year of G-20 presidency.
The summit achieved 100% consensus on the New Delhi leaders’ declaration making it a success of India’s presidency.