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Haryana Congress urges EC to remove BJP govt hoardings

Haryana Congress urges EC to remove BJP govt hoardings

New Delhi: The Congress has sought Election Commission's intervention over violation of model code of conduct by Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) through displaying hoardings and advertisements featuring "achievements" of the state government's at public places such as petrol pump stations, state government hospitals, etc.

A delegation of Congress leaders, led by former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and state party chief Kumari Selja met the poll panel and handed over memorandums.

"The advertisements constitute a clear and material breach of the relevant laws as they represent a misuse of public funds and official machinery for campaign purposes. These advertisements are less in the public interest and more to advance the cause of the Chief Minister and the ruling party. The CM is, therefore, using his office to serve his personal agenda and cult of personality instead of furthering the interests of our fellow citizens," Selja said in her memorandum submitted to the EC.

The Congress has urged the EC for immediate removal of the all such hoardings on display across the state. The delegation further urged the EC to issue directions for no issuance of advertisements in the newspapers and other media, including electronic media during the election period.

The Congress delegation has also urged the EC direct concerned authorities to prevent the state government

from misusing any of the

government officials or agencies.

"The officials of the HPSC and the Haryana Staff Selection Commission have repeatedly been acting as political agents of the BJP government in the state," the Congress said in a memorandum.

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