New Delhi: Unfazed by opposition's criticism over its Rs 526 crore advertisement budget, the AAP government has released a new TV commercial attacking the Centre.
The advertisement, with the tagline 'Wo pareshaan karte rahein, hum kaam karte rahein' (they troubled us but we continued with our work), highlights the achievements made by the Arvind Kejriwal government since coming to power.
The 1.27-minute video is being shown on all major news channels several times a day. The new advertisement comes at a time when the government is under attack from both BJP and Congress for setting aside Rs 526 crore for information and publicity in the budget.
The ad starts with several newspaper clippings on stories on the recent confrontation with the Centre over different issues, and points out that despite the "plotting", the Delhi government has been able to do good work.
Supervised by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the ad shows a scene from the Delhi Assembly wherein the voice of the Deputy CM can be heard saying that he's tabling the budget for this year (2015-16).
"The advertisement lists all government's achievements, including doubling the education budget allocation, introducing 1,000 new buses, reducing power bills, starting work in unauthorised colonies, creating one lakh new jobs, deploying marshals in buses," a senior Delhi government official said.
The ad ends with the dialogue -- "Yahi hai Kejriwal sarkaar ka vaada, jo kaha wo kiya (This is Kejriwal government's promise... What is said, is delivered)".