EC orders removal of hoardings on govt achievments

EC orders removal of hoardings on govt achievments


Shimla: The Election Commission ordered the state government on 15 October to remove all the hoardings, highlighting its achievement, after BJP complained about it saying it is in violation of model code of conduct.

“All the deputy commissioners have been instructed to get these hoardings removed immediately," chief eelectoral officer Manisha Nanda said, adding order was passed taking cognizance of the BJP petition in this regard.

The order was in compliance with the model code of conduct that has come into effect with the announcement of two-phase poll in the hill state on 10 October, she said.

State BJP secretary H N Kashyap had faxed a complaint to the chief election commissioner of India on 12 October demanding immediate removal of the hoardings, highlingting achievements of the Vir Bharda Singh government, alleging violating of model code of conduct.

Senior BJP leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal had also demanded removal of the hoardings for conduct of fair election in the state on 14 November and 19 December.