LG asks AAP govt to reimburse Rs 97 cr spend on ads
New Delhi : In a huge jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has asked the Delhi government to recover Rs 97 crore it spent on certain advertisements.
The LG’s office said the order was issued on recommendations of the Committee on Content Regulation in Government Advertising (CCRGA) which found that the advertisements were used to promote the party instead of the state government.
The committee had directed the Delhi government to assess the expenditure incurred by it on certain categories of advertisements and get it reimbursed from the political party concerned.
Last month, a CAG report had revealed that the Delhi government spent 86 per cent of the total budget for its media campaign celebrating completion of AAP's one year in power on full-page ads, TV clips and advertorials outside the national capital.
It also pulled up the government for using the name of the party in the advertisements.