Modi government criticised for spending ‘Rs 1,000 crore’ on ads in just one year


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged that the Narendra Modi government at the Centre had spalshed Rs 1,000 crore towards advertisements for the two years celebrations.


Modi completes two years in office on 26 May.

Kejriwal took to twitter to say, “Modi govt spend on ads for jst ONE event 2 yr bash? Sources- more than Rs 1000cr All Del govt depts total spend less than 150cr for full yr (sic).”

Kejriwal’s reaction comes in the wake of his political rivals criticisng him for spending hundreds of crore of rupees on advertisements.

Social media has been replete with conversation with the money being spent on ads by Modi government as it completes two years.

The central government on Thursday places full page ads in almost every newspapers highlighting what it claims were its achievements.

There are reports that Modi government’s ads will also feature in 8000 cinema halls and almost all TV channels.

Among the achievements highlighted in these ads are ‘unlimited happiness for happiness, development for all, unlimited opportunities for youth, growth in businesses and end in corruption.’

Modi government’s claims aside, the successive surveys have shown how Modi government’s performance in these sectors have been disappointing.