Am thoroughly fed up of seeing ads with L.K Advani’s name / face on almost every third or fourth site I seem to visit, especially Indian sites running Google ads… some promoting peace, some his website and others pitching him as the next PM. Why do these oldies itch for stardom even at this age ?

If his party wanted to project him as a tech savvy guy, they’ve certainly gone overboard. On some sites, especially ones which have only Google ads, it is terrible to see identically coloured and designed ads on the entire page, the only difference being the size of the ad.

Given my opinion of Indian politicians and politics in general, the last thing I want is for that ad to be displayed on this blog. Seems to have reduced, though, else I’ll have to play around with Adsense settings and block the damn thing altogether!

Wonder how much the BJP have earmarked for his ad campaign…

Update – January 26, 2009: The saffron brigade seems to have launched an all out online assault on Republic Day. Tons of ads everywhere and even an email in my Hotmail inbox last evening, which reads as follows;

Invitation from Shri L K Advani’s Office to visit www.lkadvani.in?
From: [email protected]
Sent:25 January 2009 16:18PM
To:[email protected]
Dear Friend, 

You may be aware that BJP-NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate, Shri
L.K. Advani, has launched India's largest political portal. 

We would like to invite you to view Advaniji's website:
http://www.lkadvani.in/

Regards, 

LK Advani Communications

office www.lkadvani.in

The transition to Obamadvani / Advobama is nearing completion 😀