PM is Mr Reliance tweets Arvind Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: As India woke up to front page advertisements in leading newspapers featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a Jio ad, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted to ask if the PM is 'Mr Reliance' now.
"PM as Mr Reliance," Kejriwal said in his comment as he retweeted a senior journalist who wondered if the Prime Minister has become the brand ambassador of a leading corporate.
"Any more proof reqd to prove that - Modi ji Ambani ki jeb mein (Do we need more proof that Modiji is in (Mukesh) Ambani's pocket)," said another tweet by the Delhi Chief Minister.
"PM of India openly endorses Reliance product," Kejriwal said in yet another tweet. He even retweeted an AAP member who posted, "Modi ji has become a "Salesman" of Reliance. #RelianceKaPM."
The full-page ad published today has a large image of PM Modi in blue jacket - consistent with the colour of Jio's logo - as the caption in boldface said: "Dedicated to India and 1.2 billion Indians".
On Thursday, Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, had himself launched the much-talked about Jio 4G service, offering free voice calls and national roaming along with what he claimed will be the world's lowest data tariff.