Union minister tweets suggesting Nitish Kumar used the advertisement to woo voters; gets trolled himself
As polling in the Indian province of Bihar intensifies, government and opposition parties are seeking to out-do each other in campaigning.
And the process hasn’t been without controversy. A day after BJP chief Amit Shah said firecrackers would burst in Pakistan if his party lost elections in Bihar, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy called out Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for advertising in a Pakistan daily.
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“Nitish advertises in Pakistan daily e-edition to woo voters in Bihar. Why Pak? Whom does he want to reach?”
Taking a screenshot of online edition of the paper, Rudy accused Kumar of “paying to publish such advertisement”.
However, what Rudy didn’t realize was that Google ads are placed on any website based on the location of a reader and browsing history.
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The minister then had no choice but to delete his own tweet.
The article first appeared on The Huffington Post