New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal-led government is spending around Rs 16 lakh per day on advertising in the print media. This revelation comes in reply to an RTI inquiry.
As per reports, the reply says that in the last 91 days the AAP government has spend more than Rs 14.45 crore on print advertising (excluding broadcast). It also mentions that the list of publishers which have received money for the ads includes Malayali and one Kannada newspaper.
Citing the reason for spending on advertisements, the AAP government said that it aims at spreading awareness among the public. Also, in reply to the Lower House, AAP mentioned that they spend around Rs 5 crore for promoting the two rounds of the odd-even scheme.
A reply comes following an RTI which was filed by advocate Aman Panwar of the Congress. Also, Congress filed a court case against AAP mentioning that a lot of money which was allotted for advertising was spent for garnering media limelight during 1st year of the party’s governance in the national capital.