29 November, 2020

While Delhi Bleeds, AAP Spends On Ads: Manoj Tiwari

AAP government fills newspapers with ads. It spent Rs 311 crore on advertisements in only four years, Sheila Dikshit spent Rs 79 crore in 15 years, says BJP MP and Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey
While Delhi Bleeds, AAP Spends On Ads: Manoj Tiwari

Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari, who represents North East Delhi in the Lok Sabha, is spearheading the BJP’s ­poll campaign in the national ­capital. He tells Salik Ahmad that AAP has misled people. Excerpts from the interview:

Will it be an easy fight?

We never think of anything as easy, though we are ­confi­dent of forming the ­government. The challenge is to reach out to everyone, ­especially those who have fallen for fake news and ­misleading advertisements. This government, for 56 months, misled the people by saying Modi didn’t let them work. It is seen doing something only now when elections are near. The rec­ent announcements—free bus rides for women, 200 units of free electricity every month—make it clear that they could have done it ­earlier, but did not want to.

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