New Delhi: Facing criticism over its expenditure on advertisement, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday tried to douse the fire, claiming the Centre is spending over Rs 1000 on the bash to celebrate the Modi government`s two years in power.
"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," Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The Delhi Chief Minister in another tweet asked as to how much money the government is spending over the function. The accusation of the Delhi Chief Minister comes after the Congress accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of extravagant spending 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 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.
Recently, an RTI query revealed that the Kejriwal government is spending around Rs 16 lakh per day on print advertising. As per the reply, the current Delhi government has spent Rs 14.45 crore on advertising, excluding broadcast.