Jagan uses public money for his visit to Jerusalem ?
Towards security arrangements for the chief minister's visit, the state government has sanctioned Rs 22,52,500. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticised Jagan for 'burdening' the public exchequer for a private visit as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy leaving for Israel on Thursday night. For releasing Rs 22.52 lakh for the chief minister's security during the four-day visit, YSRCP government was flayed by BJP leader Lanka Dinakar.
He asked, "Why is public money is being used for a private visit by the chief minister and his family?" For releasing the amount to Triple S. Tours and Travels, Israel, to make the security arrangements, the general administration department issued the order. An order was issued on July 26 that mentioned that the visit was purely personal and the expenditure would be borne by Jagan.
It was about the permission accorded to Jagan by the Ministry of External Affairs. The government granted permission to Sivaraj Senthil Kumar, Superintendent of Police, to visit Jerusalem in advance from July 29, in an order issued on the same day. To visit Israel along with Jagan to oversee the security arrangements and provide round the clock security, A Joshi, Chief Security Officer to the Chief Minister, was also permitted.