Lalu Yadav takes a dig at Jio ad featuring PM Modi, says ‘data is cheaper than atta’

"Will the poor eat data or atta (wheat flour)? Data is cheaper, atta is costlier," tweeted Lalu.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2016 8:36:45 pm
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A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made fun of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in tweets on Reliance Jio ad featuring him, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav took to Twitter as well to ridicule the advertisement.

“Will the poor eat data or atta (wheat flour)? Data is cheaper, atta is costlier. This is their definition of changing the country. Also, please explain who will solve the call drop problem,” tweeted Lalu Yadav in Hindi on Saturday.

The apparent dig comes just a day after the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress slammed PM Narendra Modi over front page newspaper advertisements that used his photo to announce the launch of Reliance Jio 4G services in the country.

In a string of tweets, Kejriwal ridiculed PM Modi of selling himself to a corporate house and accused him of openly endorsing their product.

In another tweet, Kejriwal said, “Congress was also in Reliance pocket. But they helped them secretly. Modiji proudly n brazenly announced it by modelling for Jio ad.”

“Modiji you keep modelling for Reliance ads. Labourers across the country will teach you a lesson in 2019. PM as Mr Reliance. Any more proof required to prove that Modiji is in Ambani’s pockets. PM of India openly endorses Reliance product,” Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.

In the meantime, Congress party has said that PM Modi should take definitive action against Reliance Jio if the telecom company hasn’t taken permission from the PMO to use the picture. “There are norms for using the Prime Minister’s photograph in any advertisement. What we know is that as ministers in the government we had to seek permission of the Prime Minister, or the PMO, for using his photograph in advertisements. Otherwise, we cannot use it,” senior Congress leader Ajay Maken said at the AICC media briefing.

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