Published On : Mon, Apr 1st, 2019

Code of Conduct violation by news channel with Modi’s image on logo

Nagpur: An alert citizen, in his complaint to Chief Election Commissioner, New Delhi, has pointed out violation of Code of Conduct by a Hindi news TV channel by displaying photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its logo.

Mohanish Jivanlal Jabalpure (Yadav), a resident of Mahal, near Chitra Talkies, in his complaint to CEC said that the Namo News Channel, a Hindi news TV channel shown on No. 302 on Videocon DTH, has logo with Modi’s photo inset.

The channel is telecasting no other news but speeches of Modi, both live and recorded. “With Modi’s image in the inset of its logo, the Hindi news channel is clandestinely campaigning for Modi and BJP in the Lok Sabha elections. This is flagrant violation of Code of Conduct in force,” Jabalpure pointed out.

He further questioned the timing of launching of Namo News Channel with image of Modi in its logo. “Modi himself is a candidate in the Lok Sabha elections and his party is fighting the poll in his name.

The Election Commission should find out who is the owner of the channel? In whose name the permission is? Why Modi’s image in the logo of the channel? Who is spending money? Is the expenditure on the news channel added to the poll expenses of BJP?” Jabalpure asked.