PPCC Chief Raja Warring Fined With ₹29,390 By Chandigarh Municipal Corporation

The newly appointed PPCC chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring (MLA from Gidderbaha) has been fined with ₹29,390 by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for illegally putting up the hoardings and banners. As per the Municipal Corporation, 13 posters and banners, including three big ones, were detected by them to have been put up illegally which were removed by the anti-encroachment wing of the corporation.

The officials have said that a notice was sent by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation with a challan of Rs 29,390 to Warring, even when he was officially taking oath as the new PPCC president at the party’s office, Congress Bhawan, in Sector 15 on Friday morning. 

Officials also said that at the chowks between Sector 16 towards PGI, several banners and posters with Warring’s face on them had been put up to welcome the new Congress chief Warring, who is an MLA from Gidderbaha.

There have been instances in the past when notices have been sent by the corporation to such erring leaders, but a fine has never been issued. This is the first time that the civic body had slapped a fine on a leader of a political party for putting up posters, banners without its permission. 

Officials said that the commissioner of the civic body was informed in the morning about the illegal hoardings/banners, following which officials of the anti-encroachment division were pressed into action, along with an Officer on Special Duty visiting the spots.

Putting up posters and banners is regulated in Chandigarh under the Advertisement Control Act. No one is allowed to put up banners and posters, without permission, under the said Act.

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