Jamshedpur : East Singhbhum district administration initiated a massive drive to remove illegal hoardings and posters from different roads and roundabout of the city.
The three local urban bodies namely Jamshedpur notified area committee (JNAC), Jugsalai municipality and Mango notified area committee (MNAC) today launched the drive.
More than 250 hoardings and banners from different areas were from JNAC area from Sakchi Straight Mile Road, Bhalubasa, Agrico, Sidhgora and Baridih, and near MGM Hospital. In Jugsalai and Mango around 200 hoardings had been removed.
The election for Jamshedpur Lok Sabha (General category) seat would be held on April 17. Preparation has been made for peaceful poll in all the 1626 polling booths,” said Amitabh Kaushal who is also the returning officer of the Jamshedpur constituency. DC East Singhbhum said that after announce- ments of elections the model code of conduct has been enforced and the parties should strictly adherence to the model code of conduct.
He said the parties should immediately remove their publicity banners and hordings from the city. Moreover noneof the political party can organise any meeting or procession without any prior permission.
“We will make sure that the model code of conduct is implemented in letter and spirit and any lapses on the part of the parties would invite stern actions,” said district official.
According to information, though parties have engaged an army of labourers to pull down thousands of hoard- ings, banners and posters put up in the city but still a several banners strung across major streets. Most of the hoardings have been put up by the parties like BJP, Congress and JMM.
‘After the directions we are removing all this publicity material in view of the enforcement of election code of conduct,'” said Congress leader.
Meanwhile an important meeting was called by the administration with the political parties today to discuss the information related with elections and enforcement of the model code of conduct.
Sources informed that the administration is charged up for the polls. The process to identify the sensitive polling booths is on.
Apart from identifying the naxal infested areas, stress would be given on those booths where the communication system is not available. A detailed report of security personnel required would be prepared by the police administration.