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JD(U) bans use of its party flag and symbol

Party General Secretary has asked all district presidents to ensure that the party flag was mot misused by workers.

india Updated: May 07, 2006 15:50 IST

On the suggestion of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the JD(U) in Bihar has banned its workers and office bearers from putting up party flag and symbols on their vehicles to check the "misuse of party name".

In a communique, party Principal General Secretary Upendra Kushwaha has asked all district presidents to ensure that the party flag was mot misused by workers.

"The step is taken as the CM as well as the state party leaders were getting a lot of complaints about some lower level leaders misusing the party name for personal gains," Kushwaha said on Sunday.

It violated Bihar Motor Vehicles Act too, he added.

He said according to the new guidelines, except for the state party office-bearers, heads of various cells and presidents of district and block units, no other party functionaries are allowed to display party flag and signboard on their vehicles.

Kushwaha said, "we were getting complaints that some mischievous elements who had the habit of creating unnecessary pressures on officials through display of flag and nameplates were doing the same in the name of JD(U)."

"So on the suggestion of the CM, we immediately took this step to do away with this dirty political culture which was in vogue during RJD time."