New Delhi: BJP and Congress have strongly hit out at the AAP government for hiring a Public Relation agency to publicise its works.
The parties alleged, "AAP was wasting public money for image makeover."
"Instead of Spending on Public Welfare-AAP Government spends Tax-Payers money for Professional help to build image! (sic)," Ajay Maken, president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) tweeted.
Instead of Spending on Public Welfare-
AAP Government spends Tax-Payers money for Professional help to build image! pic.twitter.com/MuowMdxYaT
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) June 23, 2016
'Wastage of hard earned public money'
BJP MLA and Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said: "18 months after the historic win, the Kejriwal government requires a PR agency and is spending crores to improve its image".
"The government hired a private PR agency despite having an army of media advisors, own advertising agency -- Shabdarth and Directorate Information and Publicity. It is wastage of hard earned public money," he said.
'Hiring a PR firm is no crime'
Reacting to it, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds information and publicity portfolio, said the government committed no crime by hiring a PR firm.
"Some tv channels are saying the AAP government has spent Rs 200 crore to hire a PR agency. This is incorrect. Hiring a PR agency to publicise government's works is not a crime.
Let the Lt Governor order a probe into the matter," Sisodia told reporters here.
The AAP government has appointed PR firm Perfect Relations as its media consultant.