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Delhi Assembly Polls: HC Upholds EC Decision to Ban Political Ads on Metro Premises During Model Code

NYOOOZ 2020-01-14 05:30:00

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the Election Commission's (EC) decision not to allow display of any political advertisement inside DMRC premises and on metro trains during the model code of conduct (MCC), saying the restriction was reasonable and in interest fair polls.
The proposed clause also said that any political advertisement displayed in such spaces shall be removed immediately on enforcement of the MCC.
DMRC in turn in August 2019 wrote to the ad agency regarding incorporation of the clause in the contract between them.
However, the earlier clause did not prohibit all political ads during the poll period.
The balance clearly tilts in favour of the general public interest."