Advertisement

Use of PM Modi's photo in petrol pump hoardings violates poll code, should be removed, says ECI official

10:14 PM Mar 03, 2021 | ANI

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 here.

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.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Also Read: ECI announces poll schedule for Assembly Elections in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal

Advertisement

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 February 26.

(To view our epaper please Read Now. For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)

Advertisement