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Congress to come up with "Vasooli Diwas" campaign against AAP

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Demanding recovery of money of tax payers from the ruling (AAP) in the city for publishing advertisements on self-promotion, the Party on Friday said that the grand old party will come up with a campaign called "Vasooli Diwas" to reimburse exchequer's fund.

spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee told ANI that this money should be paid back to the tax payers of as it is absolutely unethical and it also breaches the Supreme guideline that the government's money should not be spent on either personal glorification of the political leaders.

"By the order of the HC A committee was formed to look into the expenditure of ads by the AAP government. And it was found that a huge amount of tax payers money was spend in ad campaign in and and it clearly indicated that money was tax payers money was spend to gain political benefits before the elections in and ...we (Congress) are going to do a campaign call "Vasooli Diwas" where we will collect signatures and demand them to pay back the money to the people," she added.

A Central government-appointed committee, headed by former chief election commissioner B.

B. Tandon, in its order on September 16 came down heavily on the AAP government, saying it had splurged public funds on advertisements projecting chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party in violation of the Supreme guidelines and asked the ruling party to reimburse.

The three-member committee had been constituted by the I&B ministry on directions of the Supreme to address issues related to Content Regulation in Government Advertising.

In its order, the panel said that AAP should be made to reimburse the expenditure since the violation of the Supreme order of 13 May 2015, has taken place.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 13:34 IST