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Mayoral aspirant in Ranchi vows ban on lingerie ads

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ranchi, March 19, 2013
First Published: 01:07 IST(19/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:11 IST(19/3/2013)

An aspirant for the mayor’s post in Ranchi has a poll plank that, he feels, covers all bases: a ban on lingerie advertisements through posters and hoardings.

The polls are due on April 7 and 45-year-old Ratan Tirkey, social activist-turned-politician, believes it is what the city needs.

“The priority is formation of a clean society. Semi-nude banner advertisements pollute minds of youngsters and divert them from the primary objectives of life,” said Tirkey after filing his nomination papers at the Ranchi collectorate on Monday.

“Exhibition of lingerie through advertisement is indecent, obscene and derogatory. I feel it is anti-social. No posters and hoardings of bra, panties or other inner-wear will be allowed to dot the city if I am elected the mayor,” he added. 

Tirkey is an independent candidate but hopes for support from former minister Bandhu Tirkey and his group, Jharkhand Janadhar Manch (JJM).


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