Over 30 lakh posters of political parties removed

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Over 30 lakh posters of political parties removed

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Civic authorities have removed 30,8,608 hoardings, banners and posters of various political parties and leaders in the national Capital following the order of election commission.

Out of these, 30,533 posters removed from New Delhi Municipal Council areas, 43,075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 2411from Delhi Cantonment Board, 12,8,710 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation and10,3,879 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation respectively.

Under violation of model code of conduct a total of 151 First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged out of which 16 against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 12 against Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and six against Congress Party and one against Samajwadi Party. 

The official also added that they have declared around 30 hamlets across the city as vulnerable and a total 35 persons identified as probable source of trouble has been identified.

“Under violations of model code of conduct a total of 151 FIRs/DD entry’s have been lodged, out of which sixteen are against AAP, 20 against BJP, six against Indian national congress, one against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), on against Samajwadi Party (SP) and 107 are against under the heads of political and non-political,” said the officer of CEO in a statement.

It further said that the statistics surveillance team of Delhi’s chief electoral office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of political parties and  has seized Rs 2.40 crore in cash. The officials added that the till date, they have seized thousands litres of liquor. The Excise Department has lodged a total number of 856 FIRs and arrested 851 persons under Excise Act.

The Lok Sabha polls, conducted in seven phases will begin on April 11 and continue till May 19. Delhi will vote on May 12 and the overall results will be declared on May 23.

There are over 1.4 crore voters on Delhi’s electoral roll, out of which 2,04,420 are in the age group of 18-19, Singh had said, adding, out of the total electorate size of 1,40,80,442, as many as 77,51,908 are male and 63,27,866 female, while 668 belong to third gender. The number of overseas electors stands at 40.

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