Kejriwal ad sexist, says Bhushan

Taking to twitter, Bhushan said, “The ‘Jai Ho Kejriwal’ ad on TV is against the SC order, which had ruled against any projection of a leader or a political party. It is an abuse of funds to project a leader.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 19, 2015 2:49 am
AAP, aam aadmi party, prashant bhushan, yogendra yadav, arvind kejriwal, AAP news Ex-AAP member Prashant Bhushan

Ex-AAP member Prashant Bhushan on Thursday hit out against a Delhi government advertisement, claiming that it was a “crass projection of CM Kejriwal” and was violative of a Supreme Court order. Government officials, however, said the advertisement does not use Kejriwal’s photograph and did not go against the ruling.

Taking to twitter, Bhushan said, “The ‘Jai Ho Kejriwal’ ad on TV is against the SC order, which had ruled against any projection of a leader or a political party. It is an abuse of funds to project a leader. Apart from being a crass and crude abuse of funds, the ad is sexist and projects women as servants of their husbands.”

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In the advertisement, a woman praises Kejriwal’s measures to curb power prices and accuses his political opponents of ganging up on him. A senior official, however, said there was no violation of the SC’s order.

“…There is no violation of the order as we have not used a photograph or visuals of the CM (in the ad)…,” S S Yadav, Director of Information and Publicity, said.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Bhushan said he was considering approaching the Supreme Court. However, he said the case would not just focus on the Delhi government.

“We are considering going to the SC because its order is clearly being violated. However, this is happening even in other states such as with Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu,” Bhushan said.

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    Jogeshwar
    Jun 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm
    I don't see anything wrong in this ad. Most people are liking this. Only a brainless person like Prashant Bhushan can make such an absurd analysis of any ad.
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      S Kumar
      Jun 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm
      Mr Prashant Bhushan should have reacted immediately. The ad is obviously against the spirit of the recent supreme court order which Mr Bhushan had successfully argued. This should be immediately taken up. The ad is also being projected with public funds only for the personal image building of AK. Not only that it is also condemning his opposition enm! A true anarchist, true to his words!
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