Government owned Air India on Monday decided to withdraw boarding passes with advertisements of Vibrant Gujarat.
Shashi Kant, a former Director General of Police from police, had complained that the airline his boarding pass carried pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Vibrant Gujarat campaign after the Model Code of Conduct had come into effect before the general elections.
“I wonder why we are wasting public money on this,” he said in a tweet.
At New Delhi airport today March 25th, 2019.
My Air India Boarding Pass, prominently flashes Narendra Modi, “Vibrant Gujrat” & Vijay Rupani. Picture of boarding pass is below.
Wonder why we are wasting public money on this Election Commission, which doesn’t see, hears or speak… pic.twitter.com/7t49cNIlAR
— Shashi Kant IPS (@shashikantips54) March 25, 2019
The boarding passes were printed during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit , which was held in January.