Election 2017

No flag, banner and hoarding seen in election this time in Gurdaspur

October 08, 2017 10:14 PM

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
GURDASPUR: Depite 24 hour left to stop election campaign in Gurdaspur parliament by election, neither flags seen fly on roof top nor banners and hoardings seen displayed in the area , the creadit goes to the model code of conduct.

It was first time in the history of Indian politics that the candidates and their political parties did not displayed party flags, banners and hoardings in the election.

Such political  flags, banners and hoardings could be seen only in the meetings and rallies of the political parties which  displayed in limited manner only.

It is worth mentioning that the by election of Gurdaspur parliament constituency slated on Oct 11 and election campaign is closing on Oct 9 at 5 PM .

The main reason for not displaying such type of election material , was to save from their selves from the defacement Act which was strictly implemented by the election commission of India.

Another reason that political parties do not waste a huge money on such material as the election commission has set up an expenditure Rs. 70 lakh on the election campaign and if any political party found in displaying such material, the cost of the material would be included in his expenditure.

In the absence of such political material, the candidates and political parties were depended upon the social media and public address system which was also in limited manner.

There were a total 11 candidates were fray in the election but 7 of them neither campaigning through public address system or other manner but Congress, BJP, AAP and Hindustan Shiv Sena are campaigning through public address system in the constituency but these parties were abstaining from displaying flags, banners and hoardings,

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