New Delhi, Sep 21: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government on Monday ripped apart Aaj Tak channel putting advertisement against the channel for running defamatory news alleging a onion scam. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP gave a full page ad against Aaj Tak channel in a leading newspaper saying that the channel has been running false reports to defame the Delhi government.
Referring to an RTI reply, Aaj Tak channel ran a story alleging that AAP government was making false claims of giving Rs 10 subsidy on onions. The news story claimed that Delhi government bought bought onions at Rs 18/kg and sold it to at Rs 30/kg. However the AAP government claimed that it purchases onions at Rs 40 a kg and sells these to you at Rs 30 a kg to Dehlities. (ALSO READ: AAP Onion Scam: Delhi government bought onions at Rs 18/kg and sold at Rs 30/kg!)
Refuting the allegations, Kejriwal government lashed out at Aaj Tak channel. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia presented documents showing that the Arvind Kejriwal-government procured onions from central agencies like National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (Nafed) and Small Farmer Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) at Rs 32.8 per kg. Due to transportation expenses, the transport cost escalated to Rs 40 per kg.
Delhi government shared the documents with people through their ad and condemned Aaj Tak’s act of defaming it. On Sunday, #AajTakChor was trending on Twitter after Manish Sisodia dismissed the allegation and on Monday Aaj Tak is being trend by AAP supporter.