Infamous for his obsession with self-advertising, CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal is under fire again for his old habits dying hard, again.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has reportedly pulled up Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for spending Rs 28 crore on advertisements and publicity campaign outside of Delhi.
In its yet-to-be-tabled audit report, the CAG has raised question on Delhi government’s spending taxpayers’ money to the tune of 85 percent of Rs 35.40 crore on one single publicity and campaign outside of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
This is not the first time Kejriwal has been in news for over-spending or his love for advertising. The party leader of AAP has, in fact received a lot of flak for the same. This news just comes as another addition to the pre-existing plethora of Kejriwal’s mismanagement shenanigans.
In response to the inquiry, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said- “CAG is not auditing the advertisement expenses of either the central government or any other state government,” Sisodia wrote, while welcoming the decision of the CAG to “specially” audit its Publicity Department and the Public Works Department (PWD).
The Delhi Government has been in the news for it’s mis-governeance for a long time now and to add to that, the CM’s monetary misuse is coming to limelight as well. Time will tell the impact such news will have on the Mumbai and Goa polls.