Published On : Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

Kejriwal claims Modi’s expenditure on clothes more than AAP’s ad budget

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New Delhi/Nagpur:
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today did some quick Math to claim AAP’s advertising budget was less than the money spent on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wardrobe in the last two years.

At a meeting with with editors in Panaji, Goa, yesterday, Kejriwal claimed that the PM spent Rs 10 lakh a day on his clothes. He went on to give a break-up of how he had arrived at that figure.

I can give you the calculation. One dress that Modi wears is worth Rs 2 lakh. He changes clothes five times a day, (which comes to) 10 lakh rupees (per day). He never repeats his clothes, doesn’t wash them and reuse them,” Kejriwal said.

He also gave the ‘biggest proof’. “Go to Google, type ‘Modi’ and in the images column you will never see the same clothes in two separate images. The expense comes to Rs 10 lakh per day. He has been in power for 700 days, that means he has spent Rs 70 crore on clothes alone. Rs 5 crore more on his other clothes,” said Kejriwal.

Kejriwal juxtaposed the expenditure on the PM’s clothes with the AAP’s ad budget and the flak his government has been getting over it.

He said, “It is being said we have given advertising of Rs 526 crore. Completely false. We have released advertising worth Rs 76 crore. That’s it. Advertising expenditure of all departments of the Delhi government is less than the total expenditure on Modi’s clothes.”