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:
देश का PM इतना सस्ता कभी नहीं बिका… https://t.co/AgVHvqayTc
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 3, 2016
As usual, the Delhi CM got trolled by Twitterati and here are some selected tweets:
What could be more insulting than this?
— Only Tushar™® (@onlytg_gt) December 3, 2016
Every time, Kejriwal be like:
— NachikettD (@NachikettD) December 3, 2016
2 minutes of silence:
2 minutes silence for those who thought Arvind kejriwal would change politics of Caste and Religion.
— JaiD (@iJaiDeep_) December 3, 2016
Counter attack on Delhi CM:
देश का सबसे सस्ता चीज़ दिल्ली cm @ArvindKejriwal है मोदी को तो लोग यू बदनाम करते है 😂😂
— PhD in Sarcaxm !! (@I_Atheist_) December 3, 2016
@I_Atheist_ Yeh kuch bhi bolta hai ….degree check karo Iska….pakka farjiwada dikhra …
— Chirag Patel (@Chiragvhb) December 3, 2016
.@ArvindKejriwal सर जब भी कोई सस्ती चीज़ देखो तो अपने ज़मीर के बारे में सोचा लिया करो फिर सब महंगा लगेगा। 😂😂
— Maithun (@Being_Humor) December 3, 2016
.@ArvindKejriwal अरे सर, उनकी तो फोटो ₹500 में बिकी, आपने तो अपना ईमान दो कौड़ी में बेच दिया 😢
— चार लोग (@WoCharLog) December 3, 2016
Arvind is trolled more than Justin Bieber on every tweet:
— Jony (@jony_khatri) December 3, 2016
Hilarious to the core 😀
— political banda (@politicalbanda) December 3, 2016
— जगत मूर्खमंत्री (@AAPfool) December 3, 2016
Do you think that the language used by the Delhi CM was inappropriate?
Do let us know your views in this connection in the comments section below.