Deadline Passes for Illegal Political Hoardings: Authorities Ready to Take Action

ByTV10 Punjab

Mar 20, 2024
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19 March
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

The Election Commission’s 72-hour ultimatum for the removal of illegal political hoardings post the implementation of the Lok Sabha election Code of Conduct has expired, setting the stage for potential legal action against offenders. Following the announcement of the election schedule on March 16, municipal teams swiftly embarked on a campaign to rid government properties of unauthorized banners, posters, flags, and wall paintings.

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Government buildings, poles, bridges, and other public spaces were meticulously inspected and cleansed of political paraphernalia by the Municipal Corporation teams. The deadline’s lapse signals a decisive shift towards enforcing stringent regulations on political advertising, particularly on government-owned infrastructure.

In the wake of the expiration, authorities are now empowered to initiate legal proceedings against individuals found guilty of flouting the directive. This development underscores the Election Commission’s commitment to maintaining fairness and impartiality throughout the electoral process.

As the nation gears up for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the removal of illegal hoardings serves as a crucial step towards fostering a level playing field and upholding the integrity of the democratic exercise.