Whose money is this?
Lots of money is being squandered for advertisements in the name of public relations by different governments (including the center). Should they be allowed to use public money for advertising their schemes and achievements? Is it required if the administration is actually beneficial to the general public? Let us discuss the issue in this thread.
Recently we have been seeing many full-page advertisements in almost all newspapers of that area by the State governments publicising the developmental schemes and activities undertaken by the particular governments. In Telangana, many times we get to see full-page advertisements with KCR's big photo and writings about the social welfare activities they have undertaken. These advertisements are coming in almost all locally published and national newspapers also. This is being published by the government. A huge amount is being spent on this.
Why is this required? Why they have to spend so much money? Whose money is this? We are all paying our taxes sincerely and with that money they are advertising for their own political gains. If the governance is good and people are happy, they will see that the same party will come to power again. Otherwise, they should spend money from the party funds for their propaganda. Wasting the money of the public like this is not a good practice and should not be encouraged.
I would like to know the impartial views of other members on this.