The AAP government has however refused to comment on the expenditures. "We have been telling this from the starting that the governments publicize themselves, but that's not the question. The way advertisement's budget was nearly 23 crore only in yesteryear. Sheila Dixit's government was there. She also used to spend around 10-12-15 crore yearly," BJP's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay told reporters.

"The way they (AAP) have spent advertisement budget of 526 crore rupees on self, Delhi's public surely wants to ask that in this 526 crore, they could have installed 5 lakh cameras, women security could have been bettered, 200 new schools and 50 new colleges could have been opened for students' brighter future. But advertisement will not make their future as you are just advertising just for yourselves," he added.

BJP leader further said that there has been no change in the situation of many colonies in the capital since the time the Congress was in power.
"You could have brought 2000 new buses, AC buses in Delhi and you could have solved Delhi's traffic problem, but you paid no heed to them. You could have looked after the 1,000 unauthorized colonies, where there are electricity and water problems. From Congress' time till now there has been no development work in these colonies," Upadhyay suggested.

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