In Madhya Pradesh, Election Commission bans ‘chowkidar chor hai’ Congress poll advertisement 

Arunima Bajaj  Thursday 18th of April 2019 05:11 PM
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New Delhi: The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday, while banning the Congress Committee’s audio and video campaign which promotes “Chowkidar Chor Hai” slogan, has ordered to end its broadcast.

The joint chief election officer, Rajesh Kaul, on Wednesday, issued a notice to all the state district officers that said, “Media certification and inspection committee has cancelled the ad certification and it should be discontinued.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party had earlier complained to the election body that the campaign was offensive and defamatory in nature. It also stated that the Supreme Court is also hearing a petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Gandhi in this regard.

The Congress said it would request the EC to review its decision, as there was nothing objectionable in the campaign and it did not name any person. The Madhya Pradesh Congress’s media cell chairperson also claimed that no reasons were given by the EC while revoking the order.




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