By Muslim Mirror Staff
The Indian Express on Sunday came to the rescue of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as it apologised for showing a flyover built in Kolkata by the West Bengal government as a work of the UP government in an advertisement published on its front page.
”A wrong image was inadvertently included in the cover collage of the advertorial on Uttar Pradesh produced by the marketing department of the newspaper. The error is deeply regretted and the image has been removed in all digital editions of the paper,” said the newspaper on Twitter.
Advertisements meant for newspapers are designed by the government. Or does the Indian Express also run Yogi Adityanath’s information and PR department 🤔 https://t.co/t07Zk8nq1R
— Jehangir Ali (@Gaamuk) September 12, 2021
Taking a jibe at the newspaper for its justification, journalist Jahangir Ali said, ”Advertisements meant for newspapers are designed by the government. Or does the Indian Express also run Yogi Adityanath’s information and PR department.”
Another Twitter account with the name of Sourcasm added, ”So, Indian Express is the New ANI for yogi ji.”
After publication of the advertisement on Sunday, the Chief Minister was mocked by various sections of people including TMC leaders.
Abhishek Banerjee, senior Trinamool leader and the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, posted a scathing comment.
“Transforming UP for Yogi Adityanath means stealing images from infrastructure seen in Bengal under Mamata Banerjee’s leadership and using them as his own! Looks like the ‘DOUBLE ENGINE MODEL’ has MISERABLY FAILED in BJP’s strongest state and now stands EXPOSED for all!” read his post, where he tagged both Chief Ministers.