Delhi govt removes CM’s photo from adverts

The Delhi government’s anti-corruption advertisements featuring chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, have been removed following recent Supreme Court orders, and replaced with posters showing the success of the anti-graft helpline 1031.
Updated on May 20, 2015 12:41 AM IST
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The Delhi government’s anti-corruption advertisements featuring chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, have been removed following recent Supreme Court orders, and replaced with posters showing the success of the anti-graft helpline 1031.

The state government is also planning to use images of Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh in these ads, a senior government official said.

“We have removed pictures of chief minister from 1031 helpline advertisements. The new poster features hand wearing handcuffs highlight helpline’s achievement to arrest 35 and suspend 152 officials,” the official said.

“We may now use pictures of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and other national heroes in our advertisements as we cannot use chief minister’s picture,” he said. Observing that Kejriwal had a mass connect, a senior official said it would now be difficult to promote the government’s policies and schemes without a prominent face and so the images of national heroes will be used.

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