Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat spent a whopping Rs 68.59 lakh in nine months on tea and snacks for his guests from the state government's funds, an RTI query has revealed.
RTI activist Hemant Singh had asked as to how much money has been spent by the Uttarakhand chief minister after assuming office as the chief minister of the state.
In reply to his query, an RTI officer stated that Rawat spent Rs, 68,59,865 after assuming his office last year. The money has been spent by the ministers and other officials in entertaining guests, specifically on tea and snacks, it said.
Rawat, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader assumed his office on March 18 last year.