Published On : Tue, Jan 10th, 2017

EC orders all photos of netas in 5 poll-bound states be removed

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New Delhi:
Election Commission instructs Chief Electoral Officers of 5 poll bound states that photos of political leaders in all hoardings, advertisements should be removed or covered.

Congress on Monday had moved the Election Commission demanding removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modis photograph from government posters at public places, including petrol pumps, ahead of assembly polls in five states.

AICC secretary and head of legal and human rights department, K.C. Mittal, raised strong objection to presence of Modis photograph in posters of oil companies put up to popularise cooking gas distribution initiative.

He said the EC should order removal of such posters as they are not permissible during the operation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in wake of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.