PayCM Poster Campaign: In Karnataka, Congress’s ‘PECM’ poster has been in the news a lot. There has been a flurry of controversies regarding this campaign. Now Akhil Iyer, an actor from Bangalore has threatened the Congress with legal action. He has said that his picture has been used without his consent.
Actually, ‘PayCM posters’ with the image of Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai have been put up all over Bengaluru. One of the posters used Akhil Iyer’s picture and read, “Are you still numb?”, “40% government has robbed the careers of over 54,000 youth.”
I am appalled to see that my face is being used illegally and without my consent for “40% Sarkara” – an @INCIndia campaign that i have nothing to do with.
— Akhil Iyer (@akhiliy) September 23, 2022
The actor wrote this by tweeting
Actor Akhil Iyer said on the ‘illegal’ use of his image, “I am shocked to see that my face is being used illegally and that too without my consent. I have nothing to do with it . I will take legal action against it.” He tagged Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah in the post and urged them to look into the matter.
What is Congress’s ‘PECM’ poster campaign
In fact, in Karnataka, the Congress has intensified its ‘PayCM’ poster campaign to target Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. Posters of ‘PECM’ were put up at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Nelamangala near Bengaluru on Friday. The Congress later shared pictures of its PCM campaign with the media.
The poster put up as part of the Congress campaign had a picture of Bommai’s face in the middle of the QR code that read, “40 percent is taken here.” According to reports, scanning this QR code takes people to the recently launched ’40 percent government’ website by the Congress for complaints of bribery. The Congress alleges that the Karnataka government takes 40 percent commission from contractors for awarding contracts for public works works.
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