Added on : 2019-03-13 15:15:03
With the model code of conduct (MCC) in place for the Lok Sabha polls starting April 11, the Election Commission directed Facebook to take down two political posters with the picture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shared by BJP leader and Delhi MLA Om Prakash Sharma. The posters also carrying photographs of Prime Minister Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah and Prakash Sharma were shared on Facebook on March 1.
The move comes days after the poll panel asked all recognised political parties to stop making references to the armed forces in their political campaigns. The MCC has been in force since Sunday when the EC announced the LS poll dates.