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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal targets Modi govt over ad spending on 2nd anniversary

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NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal criticised the Modi government on Thursday for spending much on publicity and advertising to mark its two-year anniversary.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Ashutosh, also questioned the Centre over the money spent for publicity.

Similar criticism was faced by the AAP after a Right To Information (RTI) revealed that its government spent about Rs 15 crore on advertisements in the print media
during the 91-day period till May 11.

The list of publications which have received money from the Delhi government includes three Malayali and one Kannada newspaper – popular in Kerala and Karnataka.

Though political rivals accused of ‘wasting’ public money for self- promotion through advertisements in different mediums. The Delhi government allocated Rs 200 crore as information and publicity budget for financial year 2016-17.

Kejriwal targeted the Prime minister by saying the PM’s educational degrees were fake.

As the NDA Government at the Centre completes two years in office on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur to mark the second anniversary of the government.

He will follow this up with four more rallies in Balasore in Odisha; and one each in Rajasthan, Karnataka and
Meghalaya later on.

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