Manish Sisodia files RTI: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has demanded the details on the expenditures incurred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s digital and other social media campaign by filing an RTI.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader said “he was taking recourse to RTI as the Modi government was unleashing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the Delhi government to get similar information”.
“If Modiji has CBI, we have RTI (Right to Information),” Sisodia told reporters here.
Manish Sisodia files RTI: Kejriwal asked CBI to investigate Modi
Sisodia’s RTI comes after the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry against him last month to investigate alleged irregularities in the Talk to AK social media campaign.
Supporting his party colleague, Arvind Kejriwal said the CBI should investigate Modi as well.
“Just like Prime Minister’s Office awarded contracts for digital advertisements, Manish (Sisodia) awarded advertisements in the same way.
“Since Modiji is getting Manish investigated by the CBI, he (Modi) should be investigated by the same agency as well,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Which companies and individuals had awarded contracts for advertisements, Sisodia sought in RTI
Sisodia sought through RTI the details of the procedure adopted by the central government ot award social media advertisement contracts for Make in India, Namo App, Start-up and Digital India.
“Advertisements in social media are paid for by credit cards and have a credit limit. Which credit card was used by the Modi government for these advertisements?” Sisodia asked.
Sisodia also asked for details of companies, individuals across the world which the Modi government had given the contracts for the branding and advertisements.
“When we talk about people’s issues, it is corruption. When he (Modi) talks (Mann ki Baat), it is patriotism. Why this difference?”