Posters captioned “PayCM” with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s photograph surfaced in parts of Bengaluru on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
They resembled the design of digital pockets, Paytm Mr. Bommai’s face figures inside the course of the QR code with the message “forty% accepted right here”, alluding the allegations of forty% fee in opposition to the BJP authorities.
the event comes inside the midst of an aggressive advertising and marketing campaign in opposition to the state authorities by the Congress, which charged it with corruption in awarding public contracts and recruitment to authorities jobs.
simply final week, on September thirteen, the Congress authorities had launched a advertising and marketing campaign in opposition to the BJP authorities on the alleged “forty% corruption” expenses. The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) not solely introduced a toll-free helpline (844 770 forty forty) however additionally launched the internet web site www.40percentsarkara.com, for people to name or go searching and register their complaints in opposition to the federal authorities.
Addressing a joint press convention, Congress leaders D okay Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah had launched a video advertising and marketing campaign in opposition to the alleged corruption. “The advertising and marketing campaign with a slogan ‘forty% Sarkara, BJP Andre Brashtachara’ (forty% authorities, BJP means corruption) will assist every Kannadiga elevate their voice in opposition to the BJP,” Mr. Shivakumar had mentioned.
quickly after the matter bought here to the discover of the authorities, these posters in public areas have been eliminated.