BJP questions AAP’s ad campaignexpenditure : This is how you could have spent Rs 526 cr

The posters add that as many as “200 new schools and 50 new colleges can be opened with this money and people can get 2,000 new buses.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: August 1, 2015 6:04 pm
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Upping the ante in its feud with the ruling party in Delhi, BJP has unveiled a series of hoardings questioning the AAP government’s expenditure on its advertisement campaign.

The hoardings, prominently displayed on arterial roads in the capital, ask the government to explain the expenditure of Rs 526 crore on the campaign. They also suggest ways in which the government could have spent the same amount to enhance security measures, open more colleges and provide employment to people.

Addressing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directly, the posters ask: ‘Kejriwal Sir, jawab do (sir, please answer), why is Rs 526 crore wasted on publicity when this fund could be utilised to put up five lakh cameras for women’s security?’

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The posters add that as many as “200 new schools and 50 new colleges can be opened with this money and people can get 2,000 new buses. 1,000 unauthorised colonies can get drinking water, five lakh people can get pension for one year and one lakh youth can get employment” with that amount of money.

Explaining the hoardings, Kuljeet Chahal, vice-president of Delhi BJP, claimed that this was the kind of language the AAP understood.

“We can have meetings or dialogues with the Kejriwal government. But it’s the language of hoardings that the AAP government understands, that’s why these hoardings were put up,” said Chahal.

He claimed that “unlike the AAP government, BJP is not spending public money for publicity”.

“They are spending tax payers’ hard-earned money on their publicity. We are paying from our own pockets for these hoardings,” said the BJP leader.

Earlier, BJP’s national secretary and former MLA R P Singh had put up similar hoardings, which sought explanations from the Kejriwal government on its expenditure on the advertisement campaign.

Meanwhile, sources in the AAP government refused to respond to queries about the advertisements.

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    rajinder
    Aug 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm
    Do you take the rupee value of last NDA regimen and today? Do you always have to praise BJP for whatever they do? And how much has been spent on this present campaign?
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      Enchanted Tunes
      Aug 1, 2015 at 11:33 am
      I am wondering why this was not mentioned in BJP's election manifesto instead of putting up posters with #malign intent. Plus BJP has still not submitted their Lok Sabha election expenditure statements to ECI. Introspection is required.
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        Tellitasitis
        Aug 2, 2015 at 4:33 am
        BJP advising AAP is like the pot calling the kettle black! AK is buying media interest in him and his party by this spend so the media gives him more 'free' publicity and desists from showing his not-so-good angle or write about his party's or his shenanigans
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          Nesfield Sangma
          Aug 1, 2015 at 7:09 am
          Typical biblical usage of " An eye for an eye... A tooth for a tooth " ! Christians beware your teachings are being snatched by other religions. Or is it "Ghar Wapasi " ??? (because we are all descendants of Adam and Eve...)
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            Kirit
            Aug 1, 2015 at 8:31 pm
            Do you have common sense?
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              Hindu Rashtra
              Aug 1, 2015 at 7:50 am
              Modi government hundreds of posters, spends so much money on publicity that doesn't cause indigestion to Delhi BJP unit. Where are the party funds coming to put these posters, maybe from Ambani. These punters should shut up and wear bangles on their Mehndi laden hands. BJP is anti-national. Send them to their blood thirsty father land Saudi Arabia.
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                Manjunath
                Aug 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm
                Atleast they did not get foreign funds from Ford Foundation. And also 2 crores from a petty shop (defunct) in Kolkata.
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                  Manjunath
                  Aug 2, 2015 at 8:34 pm
                  For people like you I have the answer ready. BJP spent party fund. AAP is spending state funds? Do you know the difference or should I tell you that?
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                    Manjunath
                    Aug 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm
                    For w of India they spent 750 cr? You CM spent 530 cr for just Delhi you do the math if you can. Considering you voted AAP, you may not be able to do the math. I will tell you 530 crores is 70.6% of 750cr. So get it, No party can compete with AAP in wasting governments money.
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                      Devisahai Meena
                      Aug 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm
                      Its well established that BJP-govts worked against what they showed .
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                        Mohan
                        Aug 1, 2015 at 9:03 pm
                        Kejri49 & Co yest to give an answer to that ! And what about their much touted screening committee for donations over Rs 10 lacs -- did they not apply it to Rs 50 lacs x4 ? If yes how did it get ped ? If not why not ?
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                          Indian_Mind
                          Aug 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm
                          Govt money for Party and personal promotion.. Govt money for providing backdoor facilities to AAP MLA's - 21 parliament secretaries. Making Aap mla wife as DCW head.. kerji - we will change the systemm...HAHAHAHAHA
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                            Indian_Mind
                            Aug 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm
                            earlier - we are aam admi - we will travel by metro now - we are 6 month old and 67 mla -- we will go by cavalcade earlier - we dont need bungalows now - we are 6 month old and 67 mla - we need bungalows and facilities for all but consution restriction is 10 Ministers kejri - wat consution..i dont follow..i will make parliament secretaries and take facilities
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                              Pee Vee
                              Aug 1, 2015 at 11:47 am
                              There has to be a way to counter mispropaa of BJP. AAP is doing what every government has done but they have also declared what they are doing unlike BJP and Congress governments.
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                                rs
                                Aug 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm
                                BJP has submitted. It is only AAP which has defaulted.
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                                  rs
                                  Aug 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm
                                  Established by whom? What you exactly mean?
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                                    Narsimha Reddy
                                    Aug 1, 2015 at 7:28 pm
                                    AK and its so called bunch of jokers and broker are mentally sick I think they are ANTI INDIA agents need to kick out the country ASAP AK is HOD of these mentally sick s. Delhi people already realized mistake they made haaaa..... we will VOTE ONLY BJP and TEAM MODI to kick this useless fellows.
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                                      Shafted mohammed
                                      Aug 2, 2015 at 5:27 am
                                      They. Need to propagate the little they could achieve to make a mountain of the mole. The money is people's money who cares they would further increase the VAT and all the delhietes would pay that as they voted him and his party to power for five years.
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                                        bonaku
                                        Aug 1, 2015 at 7:07 pm
                                        Common sense man!!!
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                                          sachin
                                          Aug 1, 2015 at 6:26 am
                                          yes..5 lakhs ghost employees can get pension..agreed.
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                                            Rajiv
                                            Aug 2, 2015 at 2:48 am
                                            Good, you are making us wiser. BJP could have used Rs. 18000 crore that they spent on election for making lacs of houses and for poor. They can save Rs. 12500 crore from making Statues of Sardar Patel and Shivaji and spend for poor cl and development. List is endless.
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