1. AAP Govt’s ad budget amount ‘unheard of’, says Meenakshi Lekhi

AAP Govt’s ad budget amount ‘unheard of’, says Meenakshi Lekhi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday said the over Rs 500 crore amount set for the Delhi Government's advertising budget is 'unheard of', adding that the previous dispensations used to spend Rs 10 crores to Rs 23 crores on the same.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 2, 2015 10:55 PM

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday said the over Rs 500 crore amount set for the Delhi Government’s advertising budget is ‘unheard of’, adding that the previous dispensations used to spend Rs 10 crores to Rs 23 crores on the same.

“500 plus crore has been taken out for the advertising budget, which is unheard of, because in the past few years the budget for the Delhi Government for advertising used to be 10 crores to 23 crores. 523 crore budget has not been spent in Delhi but advertisement in Mumbai, Bangalore and Patna,” said Lekhi.

Earlier, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the media should focus on the work done by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government instead of talking about other things.

The Aam Aadmi Party has reportedly set aside Rs 520 crore to fund its radio advertisements over the current financial year, in which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address the people of Delhi and share his government’s work.

The ads, which will run with the tagline ‘Jo Kaha, So Kiya’, will refer to his party’s pre-poll promises and the steps taken by the government to implement them.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court had ruled that only photographs of the President, the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice can be used for government advertisements which are being paid for by public funds.

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    A K
    Jul 2, 2015 at 11:12 pm
    It looks like that Mr Kejariwal is returning the money spent on his election 2015 to the media company by giving them a big adver contract .
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      ek
      Jul 2, 2015 at 11:11 pm
      SUPREME COURT must intervene ... why AAP Government did not pay ries to Teachers, Safaayee Karamchaaries and PENSION to PENSIONERS amounting to Rs.350 Crores citing non-availability of funds ... WHY DELHI WAS MADE A WORSE THAN A GUTTER CITY just a few days ago for want of funds ... &, now, AAP Government is making a budget of Rs.520 Crore for its ADS ... SHAME on AAP GOVERNMENT & ITS LEADERS ... !!! I have FULL faith in SUPREME COURT ... and I FIRMLY believe that SUPREME COURT will SEE A REASON THAT IT IS SIMPLY A GOVERNMENT LOOT ON EXCHEQUER ... !!!
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