April 20, 2021

Use of PM’s picture in petrol pump hoardings violates ballot code, must be eliminated: ECI official

KOLKATA: The Election Fee of India (ECI) on Wednesday directed all petrol pump sellers and different companies to take away hoardings promoting central authorities schemes that carry pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the premises of the amenities inside 72 hours, an official mentioned right here.

Using the prime minister’s {photograph} in such hoardings violates the Mannequin Code of Conduct (MCC), the official of the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) mentioned.

Earlier within the day, a Trinamool Congress delegation met ECI officers and alleged that the usage of Modi’s pictures in hoardings informing individuals of varied central schemes violates the ballot code.

The Mannequin Code of Conduct got here into power after the ECI introduced ballot dates for the state on February 26.