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Cong complains to poll panel over code of conduct 'violation'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Wednesday complained to the State of (SECM) about government's advertisements displayed on the state transport buses, stops and petrol pumps, terming it as a violation of model code of conduct.

Sachin Sawant said the Election Commission's model code of conduct has come into force from March 10 for the Lok Sabha polls.

"Despite this, ST buses, stops, petrol pumps and other public places are displaying government advertisements. They have not been removed yet," he said.

Although the of India (ECI) has directed all the states, including Maharashtra, to remove all government advertisements, its order is not being followed.

He added that the commission should seek an explanation from the government about it and register a case of violation of the model code of conduct.

Meanwhile, the (DEO) has removed 10,691 advertisement hoardings in suburbs in the last three days.

An of suburban DEO said that 8,465 hoardings, posters, banners and flags of the advertisements have been removed from public places and 2,226 banners have been removed from private places.

Static surveillance team, video surveillance team and video viewing team have also been set up to monitor the violation of model code of conduct in the district, he said.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:47 IST