Defacing PM Modi with ink – BJP seeks action against EC officials

The ruling BJP party on Monday expressed concern over the ‘defacing’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ink on poster and demanded action against the officials of state election commission.

A delegation of the BJP party led by the law minister Ratan Lal Nath, party leader Dr. Ashok Sinha and others met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kiran Gitte here on Monday morning and sought his intervention over the incident of defacing PM Modi on his photographs in banners and hoardings put up in public places.

“It has been observed that in some parts of Agartala and others, some poll officials assigned by the state election commission smeared black ink on the face of PM Modi to deface him. We took up the issue with the CEO and requested him to take action against the officials involved in such shameful acts,” said law minister Ratan Lal Nath.

On a different note, the law minister also expressed concern over the action of ECI on Jirania incident and said, “It was unexpected from the ECI that it took one way action on the incident despite it was reported that the bike rally conducted by the Congress party was done without prior permission of the SDPO of Jirania sub-division,” he observed. 

As the model code of conduct has come into force in Tripura from January 21 the election officials are removing all hoardings, posters and flags of political parties from public places.

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