Election commission masks lotus rangoli in Andal temple, said it violates moral code of conduct

In a shocking incident, the officials of Election commission of India masked a beautyful rangoli of Srivilliputhur’s Andal temple, as it resembles the symbol of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Along with the announcement of the election dates, moral code of conduct also came into effect.

People on social media lashed out at the elections commission’s action asking how can moral code of conduct be implemented inside a temple. Also people questioned what about the Hand which represents congress symbol, what about the Sun, Broomstick and Leaves which represents various other parties symbols.

“EC officials masked lotus rangolis inside Srivilliputhur Andal Temple, saying that it’s against Election code of conduct, as it represents BJP’s Symbol. Can it get any worse than this? Should we all chop off our hands as they represent Congress symbol,” asked one twitter user.

Meanwhile, The Election Commission (EC) told the Bombay High Court on Friday that it is willing to prohibit any political advertisements on social media 48 hours before polling day, provided the high court issues such orders.

The EC also told a bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice N M Jamdar that it was going to ensure implementation of all its previous notifications regulating political advertisements on social media, particularly around the time of elections.

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