A PTI newsreport in the Hindustan Times titled "AAP govt removes posters, hoardings critical of PM Modi," says that the posters and hoardings (advertisements) which were critical of Modi - suggesting the Prime Minister was creating hurdles in its functioning - have been removed as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who died on July 27, 2015.
The posters had this message : "Prime Minister Sir, Please, let Delhi government work."
It is not clear whether the posters have been removed temporarily for the seven day state mourning period from 27 July 2015 to 2 August 2015. There is a feeling in the political circles that the Modi-Kejriwal tussle doesn't seem to cool down in near future and AAP government can again redesign it's posters to make their attack more specific, intense and effective.
Kejriwal and his senior party colleagues are happy and upbeat with today's news of Sanjiv Chaturvedi - AAP's first choice for the ACB chief, but rejected by Modi govt. - being selected for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award for "enterprising leadership" and for exposing corruption. Sanjiv has openly declared his disappointment with the PMO and Modi's lack of initiatives against corruption.
The 2015 Ramon Magsaysay awards were announced today and the list included two Indians - Anshu Gupta and Sanjiv Chaturvedi. Specially, the award to Sanjiv, whom the Modi government shunted for his anti-corruption activities and honesty, is going to put PM Modi in the dock. If Modi's past record is of any indication, one can expect very nasty political attack on the Manila (Philippines) based Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation.
PM Modi is already facing numerous charges of shielding his Chief Ministers from the charges of corruption. So far, he has been somehow intense pressure and demand for their removal from the opposition parties to remove them. Today's development is surely going to add to the anxiety of PM Modi and his team. Bihar elections in the midst of public disappointment and glaring signs of government's pro-corruption attitude and actions are going to be the most difficult battle for the Modi-Shah led BJP.
We can expect a very hectic and quite challenging political week for Modi as he will be required to clarify his past actions and future ones, too. The new developments have made his silence quite unaffordable for him and his party.