Election posters: EC serves notice to KSEB

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Kerala state electrical energy board (KSEB) for now not complying with its instructions to take away all the political slogans and posters from electric poles across the state.

Chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena issued a show-cause notice, after the board failed to satisfy the closing date because the fee had requested the KSEB to take away all such materials within 15 days of issuing the instruction. Later, every other notice was issued asking for a similar, however the board did not furnish a reply. CEO mentioned that the fee will take further steps after receiving reply from the board.

Meanwhile, KSEB sources mentioned that the board is doing everything possible to conform to instructions of EC.

“We will factor a detailed compliance document and a reply by way of the next day to the executive electoral officer. In fact, we now have completed casting off nearly 99% of the posters and different campiagn subject material from electric poles. But other folks continue to stick new posters. We are doing everything possible to make sure that election fee’s instructions are fully complied with,” a top KSEB professional mentioned. He added that pasting such posters on electric poles are done without the knowledge or permission of the board, and is encroachment into the board’s homes.

He added that even in a different way, the prime courtroom had requested the KSEB to take away all the flex boards from electric poles and the board is exploring if the poles may well be set free to precise agencies to make use of as advertising area, in order that it generally is a non-tariff income for the board. “We had constituted a committee to explore this selection. The committee had given a document and we're deliberating on that,” he mentioned.
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