HC to hear Maken’s plea on government ads on July 29

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Monday posted for July 29 a plea by Congress leader Ajay Maken seeking restraint on advertisements allegedly glorifying Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP.

Due to the lawyers’ strike in the high court, a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath posted the case for Wednesday.

The bench had earlier asked the central government counsel about the steps taken on the Supreme Court guidelines issued in May on government advertisements.

Maken had filed a public interest litigation before the high court, seeking direction to restrain the Delhi government from airing its recent audio-visual advertisement.

Maken, who heads the Congress unit in Delhi, also sought direction to restrain the Delhi government from publishing Kejriwal’s name in any of its current or future advertisements.

He alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was violating the guidelines of the Supreme Court, which prohibited the use of photographs of political leaders, including ministers, in advertisements issued by the government and its agencies, saying it leads to promotion of a personality cult.


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