Commemorating former chief minister late YS Rajasekhar Reddy's 70th birth anniversary today, 8 July 2019, AP state government has splurged on the advertisements in news papers. Lavishly celebrating his YSR's birth anniversary, AP state government went all out in bombarding publicity for the grand do. The state government has declared 8 July as the Farmer's Day. And Jagan has made his first ever visit to YSR Kadapa district today after he sworn-in as the CM and he has taken part of his father's birth anniversary celebrations. On the eve, a spree of advertisements have been splashed in Sakshi newspaper and other prominent newspapers.
It is learnt that the state government has spent a bomb on the ads and particularly, Sakshi paper was thoroughly filled with the ads of late YSR and YS Jagan.
4 pages of advertisement in Sakshi paper on the eve of YSR's birth anniversary has come as a big surprise. This is not all. The advertisement was not just confined to Andhra Pradesh, but the two-page advertisements were also carried in Greater Hyderabad as well as Telangana editions.
While Jagan had opposed the splurge on advertisements by government when he was Opposition leader, the same move by him to spend huge public money on the advertisements in newspapers are inviting criticism. Jagan's critics are finding fault with his government's decision to spend so much on Ads on YSR's birth anniversary that too with his own newspaper. His detractors asking him to practice what he preach.