BMC, CMC Should Pay For Hoardings Removed On Grounds Of Model Code Of Conduct Violation: BJP

**Bhubaneswar:** Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) should be asked pay for the hoardings removed on grounds of violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC), demanded Odisha BJP to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Saturday.

A delegation of State BJP led by vice-president Sameer Mohanty submitted a memorandum to CEO Surendra Kumar stating the complaint submitted by ruling-BJD yesterday has been misinterpreted as the hoardings installed by BJP were not illegal.

Removal of the hoardings by BMC and CMC immediately after BJD lodged a complaint before the CEO raises question over conducting a free and fair election in the State, said Mohanty. He also demanded the BMC and CMC should meet expenses of the hoardings removed.

Yesterday, BJD had objected to the allegedly surrogate advertisements of certain Central schemes still being openly displayed by the BJP across the State.

BJD delegation led by its spokesperson-cum-party IT Cell head Amar Patnaik has lodged a written complaint with CEO Surendra Kumar and demanded that those advertisements must be immediately removed or the hoardings covered up.