Additional commissioner Rupesh Kumar’s team confiscated all the hoardings, posters and banners. After that the corporation issued a notice and imposed a fine. This is the first time that any action has been taken for putting up posters of a leader without permission.
As soon as he took over as Punjab Congress President, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has issued a notice against Amarinder Singh Raja Vading for putting up hoardings and posters without permission and imposed a fine of 29 and a half thousand. On Friday, the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed state president of Punjab was held at Congress Bhawan located in Sector-15, Chandigarh. Posters and banners were put up on the trees to welcome them, bypassing the rules.
On the instructions of Commissioner Anandita Mitra, the corporation immediately confiscated all the posters. Earlier, the same had happened in the swearing-in ceremony of former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi but the corporation could not take any action. The leaders have always dominated the municipal corporation and the officials have also been seen defending themselves in this matter. It is said that if the common man does his small advertisement in the city, then the corporation imposes a fine from notice to fine, but keeps silence in the matter of politicians.
On the other hand, permission was not taken from the corporation to put up hoardings and posters on trees outside the Congress building. Propagating on trees in the city is a legal offense. On getting information about this, the team of Additional Commissioner Rupesh Kumar confiscated all the hoardings, posters and banners. After that the corporation issued a notice and imposed a fine. This is the first time that any action has been taken for putting up posters of a leader without permission.