208 FIRs, DD entries registered till date
NEW DELHI: As many as 208 FIRs and daily diary (DD) entries have been registered till date against various political parties and others for violation of the model code of conduct in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the poll body in Delhi said on Monday.
The statistics surveillance team of the Delhi's chief electoral officer's (CEO) office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of political parties, has seized Rs 3,48,86,850/crore in cash and also seized 1411.1264 kg of narcotics and drugs. "A total of 208 FIRs or DD entries have been lodged till date in connection with the violation of the model code of conduct," Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh told reporters.
"Out of these, twenty two are against the Aam Aadmi Party (13 FIRs and 9 DD entries), Thirty Three against the Bharatiya Janata Party (16 FIRs and 17 DD entries), Eleven against the Congress (3 FIRs and8 DD entries), one against the Bahujan Samaj Party (one DD entry), one against Samajwadi Party (one DD entry), and 95 against others or non-political (entities)," the CEO office said.
The Delhi CEO office said more than 3.33 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the poll code came into force.
"As many as 30,533 posters, banners and hoardings were removed from areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council, 43,075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation areas, 2,411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 1,08,028 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 95,317 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation areas," the statement from CEO