- Minister Rajyavardhan Singh confirmed that Jio had not taken permission to use PM’s pictures
- Accordingly, a fine of ₹500 has been slapped on Reliance company which owns the Jio brand
- When common people are being threatened about taxes, the tycoons are asked to pay a fine of ₹500
At a time when one-page front advertisement costs in lakhs, surprisingly the Jio of the Reliance company started with an investment of just ₹2,50,000 has been asked to pay a fine of ₹500.
Hope they have got the new ₹500 note. Else the business tycoon and a close friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to stand in the queue, just like common people to withdraw the money.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of state for information and broadcasting has confirmed that “No permission was granted by Prime Minister’s Office.”
Many people have welcomed this move of slapping a fine of ₹500 to Jio company. Especially Prime Minister’s friend, Delhi Chief Minister, took to Twitter to express his view on the fine.
Encouraged by the fact that the face of Prime Minister of India can be used only at the cost of ₹500, many companies have come forward to take in this model of 66 years.
Recently, the Paytm also had published a similar kind of advertisement, which was met with criticism. People had started asking Prime Minister Modi was endorsing private companies.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:34 PM IST