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BJP tried to pass off Bangkok skyline as Mumbai’s on poster: Congress

mumbai Updated: Nov 04, 2017 00:26 IST

Hindustan Times
On October 31, the Fadnavis-led BJP government in Maharashtra completed three years in office.
On October 31, the Fadnavis-led BJP government in Maharashtra completed three years in office.(HT File)

A poster put up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government in celebration of its three-year anniversary uses a picture of the Bangkok skyline, said the Congress party on Friday. The poster, which lists the achievements of the state’s ‘smart city’ project, was put up on the ground floor of the Mantralaya and reads “yes, this is my government.”

“The quality of roads in the picture cannot be seen anywhere in Maharashtra,” Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said. “The state spent crores on advertisements for its anniversary. They can continue to spend money on branding and marketing, but people will not trust this tele-brand government.”

The director general of the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations, Brijesh Singh, said the poster, part of 50 panels in the Mantralaya, is for “representational purposes only” and does not claim to be of a particular road.

A resolution issued by the general administration department on Thursday sanctioned Rs26.33 crore for more advertisements, including Rs3 lakh for putting up posters outside beneficiaries’ houses, Rs3 crore for advertisements of social media platforms, and Rs1.25 crore for digital hoardings.

First Published: Nov 03, 2017 15:32 IST

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