Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today created a storm with a claim that the ruling BJP had got 10,000 burqas stitched for Narendra Modi's meeting in Bhopal tomorrow for which a real estate company had paid Rs 42 lakh to a local tailor.
At a press conference here, he also produced before the media the a bill purportedly issued by the tailor.
However, Dilip Singh Suryavanshi, the owner of a real estate firm, rejected the charge that his company had made any payment for burqas to be stitched.
He said he has no knowledge that any director of his company going to Indore and making payments to a tailor for the making of burqas.
A person speaking on behalf of Zeenat tailors said the bill that was produced by Singh was a quotation which had been made to look like a bill.
Reacting to Digvijay Singh's statement, BJP media in-charge for Madhya Pradesh Deepak Vijaywargia said that the bill produced by the Congress leader could be a "fake".
In a complaint to the Inspector General (IG), Indore, the tailor complained that someone took a quotation yesterday for supplying 10,000 burqas and later gave it a colour of a bill, Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister, Kailash Vijaywargiya told a press conference.
The tailor, in his complaint to the IG, the purported copies of which were given to the press, also demanded action against those behind it.
The BJP Minister advised the Congress not to communalise the atmosphere by raising the issues of burqa and topi (cap) and instead focus on the issue of development.
Meanwhile, an employee of the tailoring shop, Zeenat Tailors, Dinesh told reporters that someone came to their shop yesterday claiming that he received a government order for supplying 10,000 burqas. Therefore, Dinesh said, he had given him a quotation specifying rates for supplying the same and not the bill as claimed.
"Till date we have not supplied 10,000 burqas to anyone in one single order nor have taken money for it," he said.