BJP MLA from Maharashtra Ram kadam has alleged that the PM’s photos are missing in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) advertisements
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.
योजना प्रधानमंत्री आवास मात्र त्यातून मा पंतप्रधानाचा फोटो गायब ? उपमुख्यमंत्रीचाही फोटो गायब ? माझी मुख्यमंत्र्यांना @OfficeofUT पत्रा द्वारे मागणी आहे की ही चूक तत्काल सुधारावी .पंतप्रधानाचा फोटो गायब करणाऱ्यांवर शिष्टाचार पालन करण्यात चूक झाली म्हणून कारवाई करावी . pic.twitter.com/NBdTVtIVjN— Ram Kadam (@ramkadam) February 22, 2020
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.
Former CM & Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis has written to CM Uddhav Thackeray, demanding inclusion of photos of Prime Minister Modi in state government's advertisements. Letter states "not including his photographs is in violation of Supreme Court's order". #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/v4lB72dYlX— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 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.
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Last Updated Feb 22, 2020, 3:52 PM IST