basavaraj bommai: ‘PayCM’ posters floor in Bengaluru, CM Bommai orders inquiry
He additionally dubbed it a ‘pseudo marketing campaign,’ which not solely maligns his picture but additionally of Karnataka.
“It’s a systematic conspiracy to spoil my title and in addition Karnataka. I’ve directed the officers involved to e book a case. We’ll get it investigated to search out out the individuals behind it,” Bommai informed reporters. “This can be a baseless marketing campaign in social media. Everybody is aware of find out how to do such issues. Additionally, individuals know who’s operating the marketing campaign. These are pseudo campaigns, which have intensified solely not too long ago. This has no worth.”
The CM stated he was harm as a result of greater than him, Karnataka was getting a foul title attributable to such a marketing campaign.
“So, now we have determined to place a brake on such actions,” Bommai stated.
The posters, which appeared within the central area of the town resembled ads of digital pockets Paytm. Bommai’s face figures in the course of the QR code with the message “40 % accepted right here”.
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“Scanning the QR code takes the person to the 40% ‘sarkara’ web site launched by the Congress for the (bribery) complaints,” in accordance with sources.
The event comes amid an aggressive marketing campaign towards the state authorities by the Congress, which charged it with corruption in awarding public contracts and authorities recruitment.
A contractors’ physique had not too long ago levelled bribery fees that they needed to pay 40% fee to get public works contracts, an allegation strongly denied by the federal government. Quickly after the matter got here to the discover of the authorities, these posters in public locations had been eliminated.
The BJP alleged that this was the handiwork of Congress.
“It is undoubtedly the handiwork of the Congress. Already Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has ordered an investigation and booked instances towards these concerned on this mischief,” BJP state media cell in cost Karunakara Khasle informed PTI.
He added that the BJP state unit has additionally appealed to the chief minister to reveal those that had been behind this act. Khasle dared the Congress to submit proof of corruption if they’ve or else apologise to the federal government.