Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, BJP leader told reporters that, “The Madison Square Garden event was private and organized by friends of the BJP. It was not a government function”.
One of the TV channels, that telecast the speech said, it ran a disclaimer and also indicated that it was an “advertisement” during the speech.
Mr Sahasrabuddhe added that, “this was a paid advertisement. Nobody should have a problem with it. The expenditure is reflected in our accounts”.