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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 01:09 AM IST

Remove PM Modi’s pictures first, AAP tells poll panel

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New Delhi: In an affront to the Election Commission, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) asked it to remove Prime Minister Modi’s pictures first widely in use for a “level playing field” before asking it to remove or cover those of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The Election Commission had issued notice to AAP to cover or remove pictures of Kejriwal and the words “Aam Aadmi” from posters and hoardings in view of the Model Code of Conduct in vogue for the LS poll

In a written reply, AAP national spokesman Raghav Chadha has argued that Modi’s pictures are plastered across the city under various governmental and non-governmental pretexts and just be subject to the same standards and regulations as being imposed in the Delhi chief minister.

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“It is essential if a level playing field is ensured, the directions ought to be issued across the board to all parties. It is pertinent to point out that directions ought to be issued in such a manner as to ensure free and fair elections,” wrote Chadha, who is also a Lok Sabha candidate of AAP in the capital.

Hoardings and banners containing Modi’s photographs have been removed from the petrol pumps, but there are any number of hoardings on bus stops and public places highlighting various welfare schemes of the Centre with his photo.

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Published on: Friday, March 15, 2019, 03:46 AM IST
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