Election Commission asks Facebook to remove posters featuring Wg. Cdr Abhinandan
GUWAHATI: The cVIGIL app is being used in full force to keep the Model Code of Conduct in check by vigilant citizens. The Election Commission has directed Facebook to remove two posters that carried Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s photograph which was being shared by BJP leader and Delhi legislator, O.P. Sharma on Facebook.
The EC has also reminded political parties of a 2013 advisory wherein they have been advised not to use photographs of Defence personnel or any events that are associated with them for political propaganda.
The Model Code of Conduct came into effect on March 10 and all political parties, candidates and cadres are required to abide by it and not indulge in any electoral offence or malpractice.
The posts were shared by Delhi BJP leader O.P. Sharma | Source The Hindu