LG vs Kejriwal : Baijal asks Delhi AAP Govt. to pay Rs 97 crore within month
Delhi AAP government has been asked by Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal to pay Rs 97 crore of the public money it spent on advertisements as it violated Supreme Court’s guidelines. Well, the order could reignite tensions between the Kejriwal government and the Centre again. Of the Rs 97 crore bill it ran up, the government has paid Rs 42 crore to ad agencies. The L-G has asked the chief secretary to get the amount reimbursed from the Aam Aadmi Party. The party would pay the remaining Rs 55 crore directly to the ad agencies. His decision comes after a committee appointed by the central government found that public funds had been wrongly spent on ads "glorifying" the Chief Minister and his party.