Guwahati, March 11, 2019:
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) General Secretary Ranjan Bora on Monday sent a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam asking for issuing of orders for “removal of existing Government Hoardings, Government Advertisement/Wall Writing/Poster etc.”
With the model code of conduct in force since the Chief Election Commissioner notifying the dates of Election in the country, the opposition party is up in arms against the numerous Government advertisements and hoardings across the state and have urged the conducting body to issue directives to remove the banners which could allegedly influence the outcome of the upcoming elections.
The Congress has urged the Election Commission to issue order/direction to remove all existing Government Hoardings, Government advertisements, wall writings, posters etc so that a free and fair election can be conducted in the state.
It is to be mentioned that the election in Assam will be held in three phases on April 11, 18 and 23.