Misuse of public money for ads: SC issues notice to I&B Ministry, five BJP-ruled states, Telangana

The states which have been issued the notice are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.

Published: 31st August 2018 08:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2018 08:37 AM   |  A+A-

Supreme Court (Photo| File/PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the I&B Ministry and six states on a plea by an AAP MLA alleging that advertisements are being issued at government expenses for political purposes to benefit the ruling party.The states, which have been issued the notice, are UP, Rajasthan, MP, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.

The bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the plea by AAP’s Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha, who has sought a direction to the BJP to reimburse to the Centre and the state governments concerned the money they have spent on advertisements allegedly to benefit the ruling party.The notice was also issued to the BJP. Jha has drawn the court’s attention towards “ex-facie violation and circumvention” of the SC directives by the Centre and the states controlled by the BJP. 

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  • Preetpal Singh

    Achievements should speak for themselves. It need not be advertised. People will judge the performance of the government and vote. The money being spent on advertisement should be utilised for providing clean water in rural areas. SC may issue order in this regard.
    25 days ago reply