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At least 11,558 unauthorised political ads and posters removed in Mumbai ahead of 2019 polls

Sixteen police complaints of unauthorised boards in the Mumbai suburban district have been filed in the last week.

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Mumbai: As many as 11,558 unauthorised political advertisements and posters have been removed from Mumbai suburban district ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, an election official said.

Besides, 16 police complaints of such unauthorised boards have also been filed in the last one week as part of implementation of the model code of conduct in the district, he said.

“So far, 9,298 advertisement boards, posters, banners and flags have been removed from public places. Besides, 2,260 such boards have been removed from private properties,” he said.

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Senior police and civic officials have been given the task to help in the implementation of the code of conduct in their areas of jurisdiction, he added.

Mumbai suburban district comprises four Lok Sabha and 26 Assembly constituencies. Its administrative limits are from Mahim Causeway to Dahisar, Kurla to Mulund and Kurla to Trombay.- PTI

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  1. Prof PK Sharma, Freelance Journalist,Barnala (Punjab)

    Is it development ?

    Does it not imply frittering away of human resources of India ?

    After almost more than seven decades of freedom, if political
    outfits of the nation do not follow norms and code of conduct
    how will process of law making be fool-proof and law inspiring ?
    After getting elected what sort of laws,these law makers will be
    offering to the society is indeed a million dollar question to ask?

    Is it not senseless, shamefuland disgraceful on the part of the
    violators of the model code of conduct ?

    Are not the slogans “Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas” hollow and just
    slogans for the sake of slogans ?

    Then will Election Commission and authorities concerned go on
    removing all these posters-political ads but not bring the violators
    to book ?

    Is not it a mockery of the model code of conduct of the Election
    Commission of India- a constitutional institution of the nation ?

    When will the political parties grow in maturity honouring norms
    and model code of conduct of Election Commission of India so that
    human resources of nation are not wasted in futility ?

    Are poll reforms in India not the dire need of the hour now to arrest
    this frittering away of human resources of the nation ?

    Prof PK Sharma,Freelance Journalist
    Pom Anm Nest,Barnala (Punjab)

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