Bombay HC demands explanation from political parties for putting illegal hoardings, banners

NGO Suswarajya had filed a petition in Bombay High Court raising an issue of illegal hoardings and banners put up by political parties at public places


Bombay High Court on Friday pulled up political parties including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Republican Party of India (RPI), and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for laying hoardings and banners on public roads. 

While hearing a petition filed by NGO Suswarajya Foundation, the high court has issued a notice to the concerned political parties demanding an explanation on the same. The petition raised the issue of illegal hoardings and banners which are displayed at public places. 

The hoardings and banners promoting political parties and affairs related to it are latched at public spaces without the required permissions from the concerned authorities. 

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In regard to this, earlier in 2017, the members from these political parties assured Bombay High Court, while filing an undertaking, that their party activists will seek permission from the authorities before putting up hoardings and banners. However, despite the assurance, the political parties have continued to do the same.

Earlier, the NGO notified the court regarding the violation. Bombay High Court announced December 7 as the date for further hearing on the matter. 

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