There is always much more to things, than social media may show viewers. An example of this is, what began with celebrating first anniversary of Arvind Kejriwal government in Punjab, seems to have no end. During Kejriwal’s Punjab tour, AAP was again seen splurging massive amount on glorifying their deeds. Delhi government could have spent this amount on development work on the National capital but instead went on a self-promotion drive.
Arvind Kejriwal, in his possibly vain attempt to gain brownie points in the state of Punjab is going all out, with the kind of advertisements and mass media publicity he is doing. Sometimes subtle, other times- not so much. Illustrations, newspaper ad’s, posters, you name it, chance is- he has already done it! AAP has already spent more than Punjab government’s annual budget on highlighting their “achievements”. What’s more? He targets leading dailies and gives out misleading ad’s which actually aim at coloring the perception of people in a way that would benefit his party. Deluding people into believing like they have a freedom of choice when they actually don’t.
AAP has clearly violated the guidelines of the Supreme Court as Supreme Court had prohibited the use of photographs of political leaders in advertisements issued by any government and its agencies.
Supreme court in its verdict announced in May, 2015 has said that taxpayers’ money cannot be spent to build “personality cults” of political leaders and restrained ruling parties from publishing photographs of political leaders or prominent persons in government-funded advertisement. The apex court, however, permitted the use of photographs of the President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India.
Despite several warnings issues at a level as high as the courts, Kejriwal seems to have little or no respect toward the judicial system that he governs. Or shall we say takes for granted to no extent?
In his charade to ace at the Punjab elections Arvind Kejriwal is losing out on a lot of love and respect that his people may have offered to him. Arvind Kejriwal government in last one year has spent hundreds of crores, and for one-year ‘celebration’ it spent exorbitantly. While voters of Punjab have already rejected Kejriwal, he continues to be persistent and in has scaled all heights of desperation, offense and defense.
Let’s wait for time to tell what it has in store for our beloved CM of Delhi. It’s definitely not heading anywhere positive, as yet.