Maharashtra Assembly polls: Pune district administration orders removal of Narendra Modi's hoardings from public places

The order came after the Maharashtra Congress wrote to the Election Commission, demanding removal of the prime minister's photos from petrol pumps, public places and vehicles in view of the poll code coming into force last Saturday

Press Trust of India September 25, 2019 22:46:37 IST
Maharashtra Assembly polls: Pune district administration orders removal of Narendra Modi's hoardings from public places
  • Pune district administration has ordered removal of all hoardings bearing images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from petrol pumps, state transport buses, bus stands and train stations

  • The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into force for the 21 October Assembly polls in Maharashtra

  • The Maharashtra Congress had written to the Election Commission, demanding removal of the prime minister's photos from petrol pumps, public places and vehicles

Pune: The district administration has ordered removal of all hoardings bearing images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from petrol pumps, state transport buses, bus stands and train stations in view of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) coming into force for the 21 October Assembly polls in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Assembly polls Pune district administration orders removal of Narendra Modis hoardings from public places

File image of Narendra Modi. PTI

The order came after the Maharashtra Congress wrote to the Election Commission (EC), demanding removal of the prime minister's photos from petrol pumps, public places and vehicles in view of the poll code coming into force last Saturday .

Citing a letter received from the chief electoral officer of Maharashtra, the Pune district administration issued a circular to election officers in this regard on 24 September.

The circular, signed by a deputy collector rank officer who is also the coordination officer for the district, said hoardings bearing Modi's photos should be removed from petrol pumps, state transport buses, bus stands, railway stations and municipal corporation buses.

It also asked the election officers to submit a report to the district administration.

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