BJP to seek EC nod for trucks running Modi,Atal speeches
After the Election Commission objected to BJP leaders’ posters and hoardings at Ramlilas, the party is planning to seek EC’s nod for plying trucks with LED screens running speeches of Narendra Modi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “As EC has objected to our other means of campaigning, we will seek permission for putting posters on rickshaws and running these trucks,” a party leader said. “We will use excerpts of Modi’s speech at Japanese Park and speeches of Vajpayee.”
Wrist bands, caps do not violate code of conduct, says Election Commission
Clearing the air on the detention of Aam Aadmi Party volunteers by police for alleged violation of the model code of conduct, the Delhi Election Commission on Wednesday clarified there was no violation in the case. “Distributing an item of clothing like shirt, T-shirt or sari is not allowed, as also expensive items that may seem like bribery. But distribution and wearing of items like wrist bands and caps do not constitute violation of the code of conduct. This case may be taken as a precedent for other political parties as well, and police shall not detain election campaigners in future over this issue,” Vijay Dev, Chief Election Officer, said.
Goel slams Congress govt for ignoring Walled City devp
The building collapse in the Walled City took a political turn with Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel slamming the Congress government for ignoring the development of the Old City. “There is no point in indulging in blame game as the Delhi government always tries to shift the blame on the MCD. The fact is that because of the peculiar nature, history, legacy and rich cultural heritage of this area, there is need for exhaustive and holistic planning for complete redevelopment,” Goel, who visited the site of the building collapse, said.
Goel, who has represented Chandni Chowk twice in the Lok Sabha, said, “Even basic civic amenities have not been provided. Wires hang dangerously. In 15 years, the Congress government could not fix the problem. There is also no sewerage system.”