New Delhi (ANI): Slamming them Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for spending nearly Rs 526 crore on self-publicity, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asked Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to reveal ad expenses to Delhi’s public.


BJP’s Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay told ANI that government’s do advertise, but the scale of AAP’s campaign is too high. The advertisement budget last year was around Rs 23 crore and the Sheila Dixit government used to spend Rs 15 crore yearly, he added.


The public needs to ask the party why the amount couldn’t have been spent on installing cameras, for providing security to women, for schools and colleges, he added.


“You could have brought 2,000 new buses, AC buses in Delhi and you could have solved Delhi’s traffic problem, but you paid no heed to them. You could have looked after the 1,000 unauthorised colonies, where there are electricity and water problems,” Upadhyay suggested.


“You could have given 1 year pension to 5 lakh people. Delhi’s youngsters were looking up to you to as you had promised WiFi to them and could have given employment to 1-2 lakh people. You could have used this money for development. But you didn’t do any of these,” he further pointed out.


“Kejriwal should reveal ad expenditure, including for the TV ad, FM ad and Delhi ads to the public. They want to know how much was spent on full-page ads in cities, like Bombay, Calcutta, Patna and Bangalore. Who will benefit from this? You are spending tax money on your advertisement, just to make yourself known,” he added.


Upadhyay also used this occasion to slam Kejriwal for politicising former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s sudden demise.


Bjp has put up a series of hoardings questioning the Delhi Government’s expenditure on its advertisement campaign.