"With model code of conduct coming into force from Friday evening, religious ceremony and festivals cannot be used for political propaganda from now till the commencement of Assembly Elections.
District Election Officer
He said that religious programme cannot be used by political parties or candidates for publicity purpose. Use of flags bearing symbol of political party or candidate, poster or banner etc besides giving political speeches will be restricted in such programmes.
"Teams of election commission will keep a watch on such programmes and investigate into any complaints received in this regard. Action will be taken against the accused for violation of model code of conduct," said Tripathi.
No public meetings will be permitted between
In city, the permission for programme can be obtained from ADM while in rural areas; the concerned SDM will give the permission.
"The administration has started removing all posters, banners and wall paintings. Fresh ones will be permitted according to the guidelines of ECI," said Tripathi.
Tripathi further said that the administration has launched a web application for smart phones-- Election Watch Indore for any complaints regarding violation of model code of conduct. The complainant can upload a photograph with the complaint through this application. The application will also be used to sensitise voters to cast their votes.
IDA board: Cong plaint against BJP
Immediately after enforcement of model code of conduct,
In the complaint, the party stated that the formation of IDA Board was declared at
They have lodged the complaint with CEO as well district election officer
DEO Akash Tripathi said he has received complaint and forward its report to CEO
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