'B'lore IPL team is promoting alcohol ads'

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New Delhi, Apr 29: Criticising the Indian Premier League"s (IPL) Bangalore team, Royal Challengers, for promoting surrogate advertising of alcohol products, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday said he would take up the matter with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

“This is surrogate advertisement. We are going to write against the team to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry," Ramadoss said. On Monday, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition which alleged that Vijay Mallya, who owns the IPL Bangalore team, was promoting the liquor brand produced by his United Breweries Group through his team's name.

But Ramadoss alleged that Mallya was using the banner 'Royal Challengers' as a means to promote one of his liquor brands.

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