The Election Commission of India has ordered to remove the photos of PM Narendra Modi and other politicians from the banners and hoardings ahead of the state elections. The Chief Electoral officers of the five states have been directed to carry out the orders at the earliest.
Election Commission Of India directed Chief electoral officers of five states to remove photos of PM Modi and other leaders from banners
There should not be any banners displayed at any of the places having the pictures of the PM Narendra Modi and other political heads, the Election commission directed. The opposition parties had appealed to the election commission of India to undertake requisite steps to deter biasedness affect the upcoming elections as the ruling party can introduce some rules in its budget that can influence the elections.
And the current decision by the ECI comes as a measure to avoid biased voting and not to let the masses get influenced by any promotional activity by the ruling party.
The dates for election in the five states had been announced by the election commission of India on January 4.
On Feb 4, elections will be held in Goa and Punjab in a single phase and in Uttrakhand elections will be held on Feb 15. In Manipur, the polls will be held in two phases on March 4 and March 8.
While in Uttar Pradesh, the polls will be held in seven phases. The first phase will begin on Feb 11, Feb 15 (phase 2), Feb 19 (phase 3), Feb 23 (phase 4), Feb 27 (phase 5), March 4 (phase 6) and the last phase of the elections will be held on March 8.