Palike's fresh warning to remove political posters

Palike's fresh warning to remove political posters

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Siddaiah on Thursday issued a fresh warning to zonal commissioners to ensure that all political posters and banners that dot the City are removed immediately.

With the model code of conduct in place ahead of the Assembly elections in the State, the Palike Commissioner had asked the zonal commissioners in the City to crackdown on illegal political advertisements.

Complaints of political banners and posters flooding the BBMP head office made the commissioner issue a fresh warning of launching a crackdown on the offenders, who are yet to remove the posters and banners.

Being the district returning officer, Siddaiah also instructed his subordinates to lodge complaints against the offenders with the police. The BBMP has already launched a massive crackdown against illegal flexes, posters, banners and advertisements across the City but the Palike officers have been confronting resistance by some political leaders at some places. Siddaiah reportedly directed the officials to employ more people and engage political parties to remove political advertisements as quickly as possible.

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