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Erode (East) bypoll | 25 cases registered against political parties for failing to remove posters

Cases have been registered for violating the model code of conduct; the bypoll to the Erode (East) Assembly constituency is on February 27

January 23, 2023 04:19 pm | Updated January 26, 2023 10:12 am IST - ERODE

Statues of political party leaders were covered up, at the Panneerselvam Park in Erode on January 19, 2023, after the model code of conduct came into effect. Representational image.

Statues of political party leaders were covered up, at the Panneerselvam Park in Erode on January 19, 2023, after the model code of conduct came into effect. Representational image. | Photo Credit: M. Govarthan

The Erode district police have so far registered 25 cases under the Tamil Nadu Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act against political parties for failing to remove posters and other flex boards related to the upcoming Erode (East) bypoll.

Since the model code of conduct (MCC) came into force from January 19 after the bypoll for the Erode (East) Assembly constituency was announced, political parties were asked to remove their party advertisements from public places.

Erode Corporation workers also removed these posters at many places. The police also warned that cases would be registered against violators.

The 25 cases so far have been registered under Sections 3 (disfigurement by objectionable advertisements) and 4 (unauthorised disfigurement by advertisements) of the TNOPPD Act, and under Section 171 (F) (undue influence of personation at an election) of the Indian Penal Code at five police stations: Erode Town (3 cases), Erode South (6 cases), Erode North (3 cases), Erode GH Police Station (5 cases) and at Karungalpalayam police station, 8 cases. 

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