Kejriwal government spent Rs.100 crore on ads in three months: Congress

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Congress on Monday accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi of spending Rs.100 crore for self-promotion in the last three months.

“An RTI has revealed that between February 10 and May 10, Arvind Kejriwal has spent Rs. 14.5 crore of taxpayers money on advertisements published in newspapers only,” Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza told reporters at the party headquarters here.

“However, the Delhi government has yet not given the amount spent on TV, radio ads and publicity hoardings but as per calculation, Kejriwal has spent approximately Rs.100 crore on all sorts of ads,” she added.

Oza accused the AAP of “betraying” the promises of good governance and of ending any kind of wasteful expenditure, on which promise it had come to power.

“Kejriwal could have used the money for buying 200 new DTC buses, 2,000 flats for EWS (Extremely Weaker Section) and 20 government schools with this money,” Oza said

“What is the justification of the ‘outstation ads’ being published by Delhi government in Kerala, Bangalore, Chennai etc,” she asked insisting the expenditure “is a white collar corruption”.

She said that Kejriwal does not have money to pay the salary of poor sanitation workers, the old age pension, widows pension but his party has left no stone unturned to splurge public wealth on glorification of Kejriwal’s and misinforming people.

–IANS

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