Bengaluru: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) is a scheme envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure every urbanite has a roof on his head, by the year 2022. 

The centre will assist states in providing homes for all. 

But in Maharashtra, a BJP MLA Ram Kadam has accused the Maharashtra government of omitting the PM’s photo on the advertisement. 

Republic TV website said that the MLA posted pictures of advertisements on BEST buses in Mumbai in order to prove his claim. Mentioning that he had written to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to immediately correct this alleged anomaly, Kadam also called for action against the individuals responsible for the removal of the PM’s photo.

The MLA tweeted thus: “The scheme is Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, but the PM’s photo has disappeared. The Deputy CM’s photo has also disappeared. I have written a letter to Honourable CM Uddhav Thackeray to immediately rectify this mistake. Action should be taken against the individuals responsible for the removal of PM Modi’s photo.”


The website also noted that this was not the first time such a thing had happened. 

It added that, on December 12, 2019, BJP state vice president Prasad Lad accused the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra of allegedly violating the Supreme Court guidelines by omitting the photo of the PM in government advertisements. This was followed by former CM Devendra Fadnavis who once again demanded the inclusion of the PM’s photo in advertisements in January 2020.  



Any schemes intended to reach the target audience must not be tinkered to score political brownie points. After all, it is the life of the citizens that matters.