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Chandigarh MC goes soft on BJP over illegal hoardings, flags put up during Amit Shah’s visit

The most recent example of this was the visit of BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday (May 20), when after taking permission for the installation of six hoardings, the party put up around 40 illegal hoardings, banners and flags on roads.

punjab Updated: May 23, 2017 11:07 IST
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For Amit Shah’s visit on May 20, the BJP took permission for six hoardings, but installed 40.
For Amit Shah’s visit on May 20, the BJP took permission for six hoardings, but installed 40.(HT Photo)

After imposing a fine of Rs 1.8 crore on the Punjab BJP last April over the putting of illegal hoardings and banners in Sector 37, but later not moving a finger to recover the amount, the UT municipal corporation has again opted to take a soft stand on the party for continued violations.

The most recent example of this was the visit of BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday (May 20), when after taking permission for the installation of six hoardings, the party put up around 40 illegal hoardings, banners and flags on roads in Sectors 48, 47, 45/46 and 33.

This was a violation of Advertisement Control Order, 1954, yet there has been no notice to the party.

MC joint commissioner Shilpi Dutta Pattar said, “It is the duty of the enforcement wing to check illegal hoardings. I have not got any report from them.”

On September 16, 2015, the then MC commissioner Bhawana Garg, had issued a notice to Punjab Youth Congress to deposit Rs 67 lakh for using civic body land to display posters and banners without permission from authorities.