Nagpur: The election authorities of Nagpur Municipal Corporation have been caught off guard. Or say turning a blind eye, deliberately. The Model Code of Conduct for NMC poll has come into force. Accordingly, all the political hoardings, banners, posters should have been removed for conduct of fair and free poll. However, the city unit of Aam Admi Party has found that a political hoarding is still standing tall and eulogizing top BJP leaders for fetching “A” class tourism status for the historic Deekshabhoomi. The hoarding should have been pulled down or at least covered the day code of conduct came into force.
AAP shot a letter to the Chief Election Officer of Nagpur Municipal Corporation and drew his attention towards the hoarding flaunting photographs of top BJP leaders and their achievement in brazen manner. The AAP termed the non-removal of the hoarding as “deliberate” act on the part of election authorities for a “favour.” The said hoarding is put up at such a place where it draws attention of passersby easily.
“The State Election Commission machinery seems to be enforcing the code of conduct partially. We demand that those parties that are violating code of conduct should be dealt with sternly,” the AAP said.
The letter was signed by AAP leaders including Ravikant Wagh, Anil Sharma, Sumit Mahata,Rahul Wasamwar, Kiran Thakre, Vishesh Karade.