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Kejriwal slams PM Modi for advertising Paytm, calls it ‘utterly shameful’

“Utterly shameful. Do people want their PM to model for private companies?” Kejriwal tweeted.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2016 17:02 IST
Arvind Kejriwal,Narendra Modi,Paytm advertisement
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hit out at Narendra Modi whose picture appeared in a Paytm advertisement.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

It is “utterly shameful” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo was being used by private online payment firm Paytm, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

“Utterly shameful. Do people want their PM to model for private companies? Tomorrow, if these companies do wrongdoings, who will act against them?” the Aam Aadmi Party leader asked in a tweet.

“Paytm biggest beneficiary of PM’s (Modi’s) announcement (demonetization of big currency). Next day PM appears in its ads. What’s the deal, Mr PM?” Kejriwal asked.

The AAP on Wednesday termed the government’s demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as a “Tughlaki farman” (Tughlak’s diktat) and said the move was made to favour big businessmen who hold black money.

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First Published: Nov 10, 2016 16:55 IST