As the Model Code of Conduct has come into force for the May 12 elections, teams from the Mysuru City Corporation have covered the portrait of former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi put up on the walls of Indira Canteens in city. Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar has asked the Mysuru District Administration to either cover or remove photographs of political leaders on hoardings. Any hoarding or advertisement projecting the achievements of a political party should be either covered or removed.
Following the directive, Indira Gandhi’s portraits at all the 11 canteens were covered with newspapers and white sheets. Even the name ‘Indira’ has been covered, leaving out the name ‘Canteen.’ Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo on the announcement banners of ‘Swachh Survekshan 2018’ has been covered at various places across city.