Publicity posters of candidates disfigure walls and other public areas after every election. These posters usually remain pasted on walls for months till they are washed away by rains.
In a unique initiative, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Tehri-Garhwal parliamentary candidate Anoop Nautiyal on Thursday began a poster-removal drive here in the state capital a day after Uttarakhand went to polls on May 7.
Joined by around 30 party workers, supporters and youth volunteers, Nautiyal visited areas like Shivaji Dharmashala and Patel Nagar to peel off the party’s campaigning materials like banners, posters, stickers and flags stuck on the walls and other city spaces. The team removed only AAP’s publicity material and did not touch posters of other parties.
“The message is simple and straightforward. We want to keep the nation clean and consider it our responsibility to remove the posters that were put up before the polls. The initiative was not just aimed at sensitizing the community but also other political parties,” Nautiyal told HT.
He said that the drive will continue over the next few days.