EC directs immediate enforcement of MCC after complaint of violation

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) The Election Commission on Wednesday asked the Central and State governments to immediately remove all unauthorised political posters from government, public and private properties including railway stations, bus stands and airports.

The commission also asked them to submit a compliance report regarding this by 5:00 pm on March 21.

In a letter to Chief secretaries of all states and Chief Electoral Officers, the Commission said even after issuing a direction to ensure the strict compliance of its instruction regarding removal of defacement from Government, public and private property, it has been receiving complaints from various quarters alleging that unauthorised political advertisements are still being displayed in many places across the country.”

β€œIt has taken a serious note of the non-compliance/partial-compliance of its instructions and hereby directs all State/UT Governments to immediately remove all unauthorised political advertisements and ensure full compliance of its aforesaid instructions,” the commission said.

After the announcement of Lok Sabha Elections and Assembly Elections in four States on , the Election Commission issued directions for effective enforcement of provisions of Model Code of Conduct.

It directed states and central government to remove all unauthorised political advertisements such as wall writings, posters, papers or defacement in any other form including cutouts, hoardings and banner flags etc. within a time bound manner from public spaces like Railway Stations, Bus Stands, Airports, Railway Bridges, Roadways, Government Buses, Electric/Telephone poles, Municipal/Local Bodies’ building etc.

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