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SP gears up to check misuse of party flags, beacons

lucknow Updated: Mar 17, 2012 20:29 IST

To check indisciplined workers and "hooligans" from maligning party's image, Samajwadi Party on Saturday issued dictum regarding use of party flags, hoardings and beacon lights.

"The party president has directed that other than specified persons, no leader or worker will use party flag on his vehicle and strict action will be taken against violators," SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said.

It has been observed that party flag was being misused by people, who have nothing to do with the SP, he said.

"Hooligans maligned the party and the government by using party flag," he alleged.

"Only members and office-bearers of national executive, state executive, sitting and former MPs, MLAs, district-level office-bearers and presidents of cells have been allowed to use party flag," Chaudhary said.

He said that Akhilesh has directed that no leader, office-bearer or worker would use hooter in his vehicle.

Directives have also been issued that no office-bearer or worker would use beacon light in his vehicle. The government has only permitted MPs to use beacon lights, Chaudhary said.

He said that with SP coming to power hoardings have been installed at a number of places by people, who nevrhad any association with the party.

"There is apprehension that anti-social elements may install hoardings of their names which will malign the image of the party. Therefore it has been decided to ban hoardings and flex in all districts," Chaudhary said.

District and city presidents have been asked to ensure implementation of the directives and in case of anyone violates then the state office should be imformed immediately.

Acting tough on such an act of indiscipline, Akhilesh had on Saturday expelled 12 workers who had taken to the dias and created a ruckus after the swearing in ceremony.