EC directs petrol pump dealers to remove hoardings with Narendra Modi’s photographs
The use of the prime minister's photograph on hoardings violates the Model Code of Conduct, which came into force on 26 February
Kolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday directed all petrol pump dealers and other agencies to remove hoardings advertising central government schemes that carry photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the premises of the facilities within 72 hours, an official said.
The use of the prime minister's photograph in such hoardings violates the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the official of the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said.
Earlier in the day, a Trinamool Congress delegation met ECI officials and alleged that the use of Modi's photographs in hoardings informing people of various central schemes violates the poll code.
The Model Code of Conduct came into force after the ECI announced poll dates for the state on 26 February.
In view of the rising cases, Banerjee also tweeted an appeal for the EC to hold the remaining phases of the eight-phased Assembly poll in "one go"
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