LG summons Sisodia from Finland, panel cracksdown on AAP Advts

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DW Bureau / New Delhi :┬áFresh trouble has erupted for the Aam Aadmi Party with the Lt Governor Najeeb Jung issuing a summon to the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to return from Finland report sections of the media. As AAP was being whipped for leaving the National capital unattended, Deputy CM Manish SisodiaÔÇÖs holidaying pictures added fuel to the fire. Meanwhile a Central government appointed Committee on Friday day came down heavily on AAP government in Delhi, saying it had splurging exchequerÔÇÖs money on advertisements projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party in violation of Supreme Court guidelines and asked the ruling party to reimburse it.

The three-member committee, headed by former Chief Election Commissioner B B Tandon, had been constituted by the I&B ministry on directions of Supreme Court to address issues related to Content Regulation in Government Advertising. The committee had received a complaint from Congress leader Ajay Maken accusing the AAP government in Delhi of splurging public money on advertisements. In its order, ÔÇ£the Committee came to the conclusion that the Government of NCT of Delhi has violated guidelines issued by the HonÔÇÖble Supreme Court of India in six of the nine areas listed by the complainantÔÇØ.

The violations include ÔÇ£outstation advertisements, false/misleading advertisements, advertisements for self- glorification and to target political opponents, advertisements against media, advertisements mentioning the party in power by name and also advertisements issued on incidents occurring in other states.ÔÇØ

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