KMC workers face heat for removing BJP banners from Metro station
Kolkata: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel allegedly didn't allow Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) staff members to remove
BJP's flex and banners from the Metro station on Saturday.
As per the election procedure, political parties cannot put up any flex, banner or any kind of campaign materials on government office premises or on any government owned asset.
As the metro station is the property of Indian Railways, no political campaign
materials is allowed within the premises.
But, some BJP supporters reportedly put up flax and banners within the Chandni Chowk metro station premises, which the RPF or the metro authorities did not remove.
After KMC came to know about such banners, concerned department was instructed to remove any political campaign flex or banner from there.
While KMC staff had gone to remove the banners and flex, they were reportedly stopped by the RPF. It is alleged that some RPF personnel had physically harassed some of the KMC staff.
Later, the KMC staff had to back off. Immediately, the situation was narrated to the senior officials of KMC which was later conveyed to Mayor Firhad Hakim.
After the Mayor came to know about the harassment faced by KMC staff, he strongly expressed his displeasure.
Later, he informed Kolkata Police and Election
Commission about the incident. Though KMC staff
are alleging about harassment, metro railway denied the
allegations and claimed that no such incident had taken