New Delhi: Although the campaigning for the assembly elections in New Delhi was to end on 5th February 2015, a newspaper ad listing the BJP’s achievement since coming to power in the center was circulated in NCR on 6th February. The Aam Aadmi Party has alleged the BJP of flouting the EC norms.
“Every paper in Delhi is carrying front page BJP AD. What is the source of money ?”-AAP asks BJP
Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted “From where BJP gets money to give front page AD in every newspaper. These ADs are most expensive and costly”.”Today Delhi has seen that every paper has a front page advertisement given by BJP. In my opinion this is clear-cut violation of the EC guidelines and the model code of conduct. My question is that if such ads are not allowed on TV after the campaigning process has ended, why should they be allowed in newspapers? The law should change. If widely circulated papers carry such ads then it will certainly influence minds of people.”
Congress also criticizes BJP
Congress also took a dig at the BJP advertisement and said, “If its not a referendum on performance of Central Govt, then why such ads about all the imaginary work the Central Govt has done?” Congress leader Manish Tewari said.
BJP responds “there is no violation of any kind”
Responding to the allegations, BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha said, “AAP’s claim that the advertisement is violation of poll code, I believe is ignorance from their side. Either they do not know about the law or model code of conduct or they are making such statements deliberately to remain in news.”
“The ad just talks about the positive agenda of BJP which the party wants the public to know. There is no violation of any kind. Such ads can be given till the day of polling,” he added.
The New Delhi Elections will be held on 7th February and the results will be announced on 10th February 2015.