With the election code of conduct in force across the State, officials of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), who have been posted on election duty, are removing banners, posters, cut-outs and buntings put up across the city by various political parties.
In a press release here on Monday, District Election Officer and BBMP Siddaiah said that the Karnataka Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act will be invoked against those who put up these publicity material without permission.
Use of places of worship for publicity purposes has been banned as is disfigurement of public places by political parties and non-governmental organisations.
To put up any publicity material, political parties have to get the property owner’s permission.
A helpline-cum-control room for all the 28 Assembly constituencies coming under the BBMP limits has been set up and citizens may contact it regarding voters’ list and other election-related issues.
Citizens can still get their names added or removed to the voters’ list, which is being readied ahead of the May 5 Assembly polls.
They may submit the requisite forms at the office of the Assistant Election Officers. To lodge complaints and grievances, contact the helpline-cum-control room on Ph: 22975500, 22975583, 22270142, 22270143, 22270148 and 22270149.