Mumbai: Taking a stern view against illegal hoardings, posters and banners put up by political parties in Maharashtra sans official permission and thereby defacing public and private properties, the Bombay High Court Thursday appointed nodal agencies to check this practice.

Hearing a bunch of PILs, a bench, headed by Justice Abhay Oka, also issued notices to major political parties, namely, Congress, Shiv Sena and MNS, to state by September 30 whether they would file written undertakings assuring not to erect hoardings anywhere in the state without permission. In response to notices issued earlier, BJP and NCP gave separate written undertakings.

One of the PILs was filed by Su-Swaraj Foundation through advocate Uday Warunjikar.

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