MUMBAI: Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule rapped the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party government in Maharashtra on Thursday for wasting funds on advertisements rather than spending them on public works.
"The advertisements won't work. Instead, start working for the people. Spend money on working for the poor rather than wasting it on advertisements, that would fetch you more blessings," Sule said.
The state government has been accused of allegedly spending Rs 300 crore on advertisement extravaganza on the occasion of its completing three years, which the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis dismissed stating that the yearly budget for the department is just about Rs 50 crore.
"The government is really making good advertisements. I should compliment them on that. But they are telling a lie," Sule said.
The government, instead of engaging in advertisements, should work towards the betterment of farmers, Anganwadi workers and poor and roads, she asserted.
Taking a dig at the Shiv Sena she said, "The Shiv Sena works with the BJP in the government. If they are accusing the BJP of corruption, they too are a part of it. People should ask them why they are supporting the government.”