Mumbai: As the Bombay High Court has taken a stern stand on the issue of illegal hoardings and banners in the city, the Shiv Sena has issued instructions to its party workers to stop displaying hoardings and banners in the state without obtaining permission from the appropriate authorities. The party has also threatened to expel party workers if they do not follow these instructions.
In the instructions issued to its office-bearers and activists, party secretary and senior leader Anil Desai has asked them to strictly follow instructions. They may not put up hoardings, banners, posters and digital flex and arcs in public places without prior permission from the concerned competent authorities, the order states.
In addition to this, photographs of the Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, party chief Uddhav Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray and other party leaders should not be published on them, he has said.
The rules and regulations should be followed for installing the hoardings, banners, posters, digital flexes, arcs and installations without permission from the concerned authorities will not be considered official, he said.The permission given by competent authorities should also be mentioned on banners and hoardings. Activists should co-operate with officials in removing illegal installations by party workers and not resist these officials, said Desai.
“If it is found that these instructions are not being followed, the concerned person, office-bearers will be held responsible for violating the high court orders and disciplinary action will be taken against them. They will be liable for punishment — like suspension from party positions or even dismissal from the party,” he said.