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AAP files plea in Delhi High Court against Anil Baijal's order to to recover Rs 97cr advertisement cost

 2017-05-04 16:28:03.0

AAP files plea in Delhi High Court against Anil Baijal

Tahlka News Bureau

New Delhi: Looks like the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is on the move again, this time it moved to the court against an order by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) to recover Rs 97 crore from the party for money allegedly spent by the Delhi government on advertisements. The party had filed a plea canceling of the demand notice issued on March 30 by the Delhi government's Department of Information and Publicity (DIP) on LG Anil Baijal's direction to recover the amount.

The LG had ordered the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government to recover the amount from the AAP within a month. The party has also demanded setting aside a report formed by a Center-appointed three-member committee which held the case against the Kejriwal government for spending the national treasury on advertisements landing the Chief Minister Arvindh Kejriwal and his party violating the Supreme Court guidelines.

The three-member committee headed by former Chief Election Commissioner BB Tondon, had been appointed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on direction of the apex court to address with issues related to Content Regulation in Government Advertisement.

Last year, the complains committee's order came on September 16 on a complaint from Congress leader Ajay Maken accusing the AAP government in Delhi of splurging public money on advertisements.

The panel has also said that the AAP should be made refund the expenditure for the violation of the apex court's May 13, 2015 order.

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