Hoardings galore as leaders welcome new state BJP chief

Hoardings galore as leaders welcome new state BJP chief

Illegal hoardings of the BJP have been put up at various places in Jalandhar. Photo: Sarabjit Singh

Avneet Kaur

Jalandhar, January 17

Don’t caring two hoots about defacement, district BJP leaders and volunteers seem to have unleashed a barrage of hoardings, congratulating former Pathankot MLA Ashwani Sharma for taking charge as the state BJP president.

Right from BMC Chowk to Namdev Chowk to Skylark Chowk and even on the BMC flyover, the hoardings congratulating the BJP chief and bearing names and photographs of local BJP leaders and volunteers have been put up in violation of the norms.

The Municipal Corporation have failed to check the illegal hoardings and most of the officials are turning a blind eye to the same, which have irked residents.

Complaining about the defacement, Richa Chaubey, a resident of Mota Singh Nagar, said: “These hoardings give an ugly look to the city. The administration should do something about it. There are over 100 illegal hoardings on BMC Chowk and near the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, the main venue of the event. I am sure the hoardings will remain intact for at least 10 days even after the main function which is being held today,” she said.

Another resident Jaspal Sharma said: “Whenever any political leader comes to the area or take charge or during festivals illegal hoardings dot city. I fail to understand why officers don’t take note of it,” he said, adding that electricity poles, overbridges and busy routes should always remain free of advertisements as these act as distractions for drivers.

The large number of posters, flags and hoardings at the BMC flyover are inconveniencing commuters. Even Namdev Chowk, which is one of the busiest chowks, seems to have been converted into a ‘political adda’ with hoardings all around, Jaspal said.

Meanwhile, despite repeated attempts Mandeep Singh, Superintendent, Advertising Branch, could not be contacted.


View All

Mohali Cong councillor held on charge of rape

Nabbed by Jaipur police during raid at his house in Sector 7...

29 girls were putting up at PG, each paid Rs 10,000 a month

Operators paid Rs 1.25 lakh as rent to owner; were making a ...

PG to-let boards disappear in Chandigarh

Fearing action from UT Administration, operators remove thes...

Erring colleges to face music

They can’t hold degrees of beneficiary students failing to p...

Mayor calls urgent House meet over recruitment of sewermen

Appeals to residents to cooperate with MC till issue gets re...

Week-long drive to mark Women’s Day from March 2

DC forms high-power sub-panel for smooth conduct of events

MLAs Vaid, Talwar come in support of Minister Ashu

Claim Oppn trying to create issues out of non-issues

Harsimrat inaugurates 2 food-processing units

Says Capt Amarinder Singh should be given ‘Idle CM’award