Photos of political party leaders removed, masked from posters
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Photos of political party leaders removed, masked from posters

March 31, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Following the implementation of the Election Model Code of Conduct in Karnataka, the Election Commission of India has ordered the removal of all hoardings or posters of Prime Minister Modi and other political leaders of all parties, banners of the Central Government or State bodies in the form of any advertisement by them displayed at various locations including petrol pumps, Jan Aushadhi Kendras, Indira Canteens and others.

The Commission has noted that hoardings of political leaders crediting them for various initiatives violated the Model Code of Conduct which has become operational. The Election Commission has also ordered the removal of the posters, banners and advertisements issued by the State Government with the photograph of the Chief Minister, MP, MLA, Corporator or any other persons.

The District Administration has issued letters to various agencies like oil companies, divisional railways and others to ensure removal of political posters of all leaders. They have also been asked to submit compliance reports to the district election office.

 “The hoardings, posters, and banners of the Central and State Governments with the photographs of the PM or the CM at any place within the election-bound Karnataka cannot continue, since it is in violation of the Model Code of Conduct and will interfere with free and fair elections,” the Election Commission communiqué said.

In the Mysuru City Corporation limits, all the nine Zonal Officers and Assistant Commissioners have been asked to clear banners, wall paintings, and permanent structures having the names, photos and party symbols of all parties. The photos of former PM Indira Gandhi in front of Indira Canteens are being covered with a white cloth.

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In addition, hundreds of wall paintings of Congress, BJP and JD(S) posters are being repainted and erased. Henceforth, if a political party has to put up posters or banners or wall paintings, it has to seek the permission of the District Election Authority and at the same time provide the expenditure incurred to put up the hoardings. The expenditure will be included in the final election expenditure of the candidates and the political party.

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Photos of political party leaders removed, masked from posters”

  1. Pramod says:

    This not required. I don’t think the photos & names of politicians at various places would greatly influence voters and swing the results. Spending money and deploying people to cover all the political posters, boards, banners etc. is again waste of tax payers money. Today politicians have many means to reach out to voters and market themselves.

  2. voter says:

    It will not make any sense. There are 3 types of voters. First kind of voters vote by taking money, gifts and their number is increasing with each election, thereby making elections as business. Second kind of voters vote with their conscience and their tribes is fast vanishing. Third kind don’t even vote and makes no impact on elections, but are quick enough to criticize the system, government and politicians. Maybe they lost interest in the whole democratic system of India or lazy or uninterested as if their vote don’t make any impact.

    We need to mobilize second and third kind of voters and severely punish first kind of voters. But who will do it? It is the first kind of voters that is skewing the election results and preventing the nice people with keen interest in serving from contesting.

  3. Never Presto Questo says:

    Hey idiotsd called @Pramod and @vote
    Those rich politicians who win do not care for voters. THEY FIX THEIR VOTES AFTER THE BALLOT BOXES ARE MOVED AFTER VOTING IN POLLING STATIONS AND STORED IN A PLACE FOR COUNTING,
    By hefty vbribing of the police and election officials, the above vallot boxes with legitimate votes are replaced by equal number of ballot boxes with fake votes.
    I saw the above, complained, but was thgreatened with dismissal. I left this corrupt country.
    Indian democracy is A BIG JOKE!

  4. voter says:

    @Presto Questo Insane guy who write with many names…
    It is electronic voting system, not ballots in the boxes.. Go get some mental help from wherever you are..

  5. Never Presto Questo says:

    Hey@voter
    You moaned like a neutered stray dog.,
    You third world moron is such a cheat if you had skills, The example given was for those days where there were ballot papers. Your small brain is already demented and hence, you snatch chains from women.
    Do not your countrymen hack intom websites of western companies? the Russian mafia employ them as IT coolies! The votes are easy to manipulate once in a database. They are done AFTER voting is completed in polling stations, you fool.
    Before you post, go back to school and learn. Must be a Gowda,.

  6. koppal boregowda says:

    @Never
    @voter, see his “v” is a small letter instead of a capital letter,
    His characterisation of voters sounds insane and totally born out of ignorance,
    There is only one kind of voters, those who take money and vorte and practice impersonation.
    Yes, he is demented, and may even ve employed as a cyber criminal. Electronic voting in India where 600 millions are illiterates! Ha, ka,.. the third world dump.

  7. koppal boregowda says:

    @Never
    @voter, see his “v” is a small letter instead of a capital letter,
    His characterisation of voters sounds insane and totally born out of ignorance,
    There is only one kind of voters, those who take money and vorte and practice impersonation.
    Yes, he is demented, and may even ve employed as a cyber criminal. Electronic voting in India where 600 millions are illiterates! Ha, ka,.. the third world dump.

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