Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday reacted strongly against misleading advertisements asking the government to take steps to end the menace of fake advertisements.

Sharing his own experience of how he lost Rs 1,230 for weight loss pills, Venkaiah Naidu said that the advertisement for a medication promised to help lose weight in 28 days.

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, the Vice President said that instead of receiving a package of the pills after the payment, he was asked to pay Rs 1,000 more to get the "original medicine".

However, he took up the issue with the consumer affairs ministry and found out that the advertisement was being hosted from the US. 

He further said that the government needs to take measures to stop this menace whether the advertisements are originating from the US or any other country.