UP Govt ad Shows Kolkata Flyover Sparks Row
New Delhi, Sep 12: The Baratiya Janata Party has found itself red-faced after a photo of the Kolkata platform in a Uttar Pradesh government advertisement to show the state’s economic progress under its Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The “ Transforming Uttar Pradesh under Yogi Adityanath ” advertisement showed a picture of a blue and white painted flover similar to the TMC government and the high-rise and industrialized buildings listed below Yogi Adityanath.
“Before 2017, the UP was not considered a major investment target, but during his four-and-a-half-year rule, that negative view was broken and by 2020, it has emerged as the second largest economy in the country,” read a message in the ad.
Noting that it had not yet been confirmed that the image belonged to the Kolkata platform, the West Bengal BJP said that while the UP government was building traffic routes, flyovers split under the Mamata Banerjee regime in the eastern province.
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday strongly opposed the use of the so-called Kolkata flyover in a state-of-the-art advertisement in Uttar Pradesh to show the state’s economic progress under its Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Indian Express, which hosted the ad, has released a statement.
. The error is very regrettable and the image has been removed from all digital paper programs.”
The TMC, however, did not leave a chance to make fun of the BJP for the episode, saying the saffron party had indirectly accepted the “progress” under the Mamata Banerjee government and tried its best.
Mukul Roy, who returned to TMC after winning the West Bengal conference seat with a BJP ticket, wrote on Twitter: