Delhi: AAP govt removes posters, hoardings critical of PM Modi

Updated on Jul 28, 2015 10:07 PM IST
The AAP government in Delhi on Tuesday removed from several areas posters and hoardings in which it had taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to allow it to work.
A poster put by the AAP government in Delhi. (ANI Photo)
A poster put by the AAP government in Delhi. (ANI Photo)
PTI | By, New Delhi

The AAP government in Delhi on Tuesday removed from several areas posters and hoardings in which it had taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to allow it to work.

Last week, the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation had put up the posters and hoardings which were critical of Modi, suggesting the Prime Minister was creating hurdles in its functioning.

"Prime Minister Sir, Please, let Delhi government work," the posters read.

The AAP government had came out with similar advertisements on TV channels and radio. The posters and hoardings were put up across the city after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal shot off a terse letter to L-G Najeeb Jung on July 23, accusing him of acting at the behest of Modi.

The letter was written two days after Jung had struck down appointment of Swati Maliwal by Kejriwal as chief of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

On Monday, the Lt governor had cleared the file pertaining to Maliwal's appointment as head of the women's panel.

Earlier, Delhi government had posted an audio clip on social media where Kejriwal appealed to Modi to spare at least one hour every week to improve the city's "deteriorating" law and order situation or hand over police to the city government.

The BJP had slammed the AAP for the advertisements against the Prime Minister.

Officials said the government decided to remove the posters and hoardings as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who died on Monday.

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