Bihar polls: Indian CM falsely accused of advertising in Pakistan daily

Union minister tweets suggesting Nitish Kumar used the advertisement to woo voters; gets trolled himself


Web Desk October 31, 2015
Chief Minister Indian state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. PHOTO: AFP

As polling in the Indian province of Bihar intensifies, government and opposition parties are seeking to out-do each other in campaigning.

And the process hasn’t been without controversy. A day after BJP chief Amit Shah said firecrackers would burst in Pakistan if his party lost elections in Bihar, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy called out Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for advertising on daily Dawn's website.

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PHOTO: THE HUFFINGTON POST

“Nitish advertises in Pakistan daily e-edition to woo voters in Bihar. Why Pak? Whom does he want to reach?”

Taking a screenshot of online edition of the webpage, Rudy accused Kumar of “paying to publish such advertisement”.

However, what Rudy didn’t realize was that Google ads are placed on any website based on the location of a reader and browsing history.

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The minister then had no choice but to delete his own tweet.




The article first appeared on The Huffington Post

COMMENTS (2)

Blunt | 6 years ago | Reply Everyone can see the difference. There is election in one state of Indian and Pakistan already seems to be a major issue there, while there are local government elections in Pakistan and not a single candidate out of thousands has uttered 'India' word even once throughout their campaigns.
TheFinalNote | 6 years ago | Reply AAahhhh! It really feels cool when despite the claims of India being largest democracy and so "advanced" as compared to pk, its politics always revolves around Pakistan. On the other hand, we don't even care about India that much. There is something about Pakistan....
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