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AAP Government Withdraws Ads,Posters Critical of PM Narendra Modi
29 July 2015
New Delhi,29/July/2015 (ITNN)>>>> The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has decided to withdraw an aggressive ad campaign from hoardings and on air,in a mark of respect,it said,for former president APJ Abdul Kalam,who died on Monday. The Delhi government instructs to remove displays/advertisements from outdoor sites as a mark of respect to the departed soul,said a statement issued on Tuesday. The latest ads targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi,requesting him to allow the Delhi government to function,suggesting that his government is creating impediments for Chief Minister Kejriwal.

Prime Minister Sir,Please,let Delhi government work,posters all over the capital read. Similar ads were released on TV and radio. It was not immediately clear when Delhi government s advertisements would be back,but sources said that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party was also looking at this as an opportunity to let matters cool after the intense confrontation that the ads set up with the BJP-led Central government. The sarcastic appeal to the Prime Minister came last week after yet another flash-point between Chief Minister Kejriwal and Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the appointment of a new head for the state's women's panel.

Mr Jung,who had struck down the appointment of Swati Maliwal,picked by Mr Kejriwal as chief of the Delhi Commission for Women,on Monday approved her appointment.Previous ads have attacked the Delhi Police,featuring Mr Kejriwal describing the recent stabbing of a teen by her alleged stalkers in the capital and asking the Prime Minister to either devote some time to holding the police accountable,or making it answerable to the state government,a key demand of AAP. The Delhi government ads have been challenged in court for allegedly glorifying Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Petitioners have accused the AAP government of "misusing public funds.