When Reliance Jio made use of PM Modi’s photo for the purpose of advertisement, the Chief Minister of New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, didn’t waste any time in asking Modi what the deal was; and he again asked the same question when PayTM used Narendra Modi’s photo in its advertisements.
The Information and Broadcast Minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, said that appropriate action would be taken against the company as it didn’t take permission before using the PM’s photo and violated the law.
The action will be taken under The Emblems and Names (Prevention Of Improper Use) Act 1950, which enlists 36 emblems and names that can’t be used for commercial or professional purposes. These include pictures and names of Ashoka Chakra, Dharma Chakra, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, PM, President of India, Government of India and Governor of a State.
As per reports, Reliance will need to pay a penalty of Rs. 500 for using PM Modi’s photo and the AAP chief was quick to react over the matter with this tweet:
As usual, the Delhi CM got trolled by Twitterati and here are some selected tweets:
What could be more insulting than this?
Every time, Kejriwal be like:
2 minutes of silence:
Counter attack on Delhi CM:
Arvind is trolled more than Justin Bieber on every tweet:
Hilarious to the core 😀
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