Poster war: Now BJP puts up bills against AAP advertisements

Last Updated 01 August 2015, 12:54 IST

Stepping up Delhi's poster war, state BJP has put up bills across the city questioning the rationale behind Arvind Kejriwal government's Rs 526 crore expenditure on its advertisement, many of which have targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In the posters, BJP has claimed that the AAP government could have utilised the money for installing five lakh CCTV cameras or constructing 200 new schools and 50 new colleges in the capital.

Last month, the AAP government had put up posters requesting the Prime Minister to allow the city dispensation to work.

In the 2015-16 Budget, Delhi government set aside Rs 526 crore for its advertisement campaign which drew a flak from the BJP and the Congress.

Hitting back at the Kejriwal's government, BJP has now put posters, issued by party's vice-president Kuljeet Singh Chahal, questioning the need behind spending such a big amount on the advertisement.

In the posters, Chahal said, "Answer Kejriwal sir, why the people's Rs 526 crore was spoiled for advertisement."

The posters gives suggestions that with Rs 526 crore, five lakh CCTV cameras could be installed, 200 new schools and 50 new colleges could be opened, 200 new buses and safe drinking water could be provided in 1000 colonies.

The last line of posters also claims that one year pension could be given to 5 lakh families and employment to one lakh youths.

Slamming Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said spending such a big amount on advertisement is wastage of public money.

"Every government does advertisement but question is such spending of Rs 526 crore raises eyebrows. The last year budget of advertisement was 23 crore and during the tenure of Sheila Dikshit, the budget remained around 10 to 15 crore," Upadhyay said.

He also said that if Delhi government claims to improve women security, they can install 5 lakh cameras across Delhi out of such hefty amount.

(Published 01 August 2015, 12:54 IST)

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