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Trinamool Congress complains to poll panel over PM Modi's photo in rail tickets

The Trinamool Congress Claimed That Photograph Of PM Modi On Railway Tickets Is Part Of An Advertisement By The Ministry Of Housing And Urban Poverty Alleviation.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Mar 2019, 11:52:21 PM
The Trinamool Congress urged the EC for directions to stop printing the railway tickets with such ads. (File Photo)

New Delhi :

Citing railway tickets having photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Trinamool Congress Tuesday lodged a complaint against the BJP with the Election Commission over alleged violation of the model code of conduct.

The Trinamool Congress claimed that photograph of PM Modi on railway tickets is part of an advertisement by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and it was in violation of the mode code of conduct.

In a letter to the Election Commission, the party said, "We are shocked to notice that even during the currency of the Model Code of Conduct, the railway tickets issued by the Indian Railways contain achievements of the party in power at the Centre (BJP) with regard to Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is being displayed at the cost of public exchequer and obviously to influence minds of the voters."

The Trinamool Congress urged the EC for directions to stop printing the railway tickets with such ads and take action against the BJP.

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First Published : 19 Mar 2019, 11:52:17 PM

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