NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party senior leader and Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Saturday attacked BJP for wasting funds through expensive advertisements in several newspapers marking the Central government's three years in power.
Manish Sisodia, while addressing media said, “The Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, among other BJP-ruled states have issued large advertisements to celebrate the Modi government's three years in power.
Why is taxpayers' money paid to state governments being splurged to glorify and celebrate a Central government? We have found out that Rs 2000 crores is being splurged by these BJP governments to mark their party's government in the Centre. This is criminal misuse of taxpayer's money." He also demanded that this money should be recovered from BJP. “These are the same states that are shutting down government schools, hospitals and are running out of medicines.
At such a time, they are splurging Rs 2000 crores of taxpayer's money on ads for an anniversary which is not even their own government. We demand that this money must be recovered from the Bharitya Janata Party immediately. We will take this up with the Committee that has been set up to monitor the AAP government's ad spends, and also take this up with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.”