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Since 1st March, 1999
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SC frowns on glory ads

New Delhi, July 28: The Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Centre and state governments that in essence questions why public money is spent to glorify political leaders through advertisements.

“Many capital projects are stalled due to lack of revenue and wasteful expenditure' Some guidelines have to be there,” a three-judge bench said asking the Centre and states to file affidavits in six weeks.

The notice was issued in connection with a public interest litigation that alleged waste of public money in putting out print ads celebrating birthdays of political leaders, for example.

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