In July, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the matter, questioning as to why the photos were used.
Gwalior: The Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday ordered the removal of pictures of PM Modi and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan from the houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by December 20.
Notices were issued to State and Central governments after a PIL was filed by a Sanjay Purohit in July.
The petitioner’s lawyer claimed that the state government had used public money and tried to gain an advantage before the polls.
Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh HC ordered the removal of pictures of PM Narendra Modi & Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from the tiles laid in houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by Dec 20
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) September 19, 2018
In its reply on September 18, the state government admitted it’s mistake and instructed all the divisional commissioners to ensure tiles carrying pictures of PM and the CM are not used in the PMAY houses.
The court also sought a report from the Madhya Pradesh government on December 20 and ordered the removal of the already fitted tiles within three months.
Responding to the order, Indian National Congress (INC) leader Digvijay Singh said, ‘The compliance date should be October 31 and December 20. Elections are due in November end. Must raise the issue before the court immediately.’
Compliance date should be 31st October not 20th December. Elections are due in November end. Must raise the issue before the Court immediately. https://t.co/vn0ZRyZODy
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) September 19, 2018
Edited by: Aditya Singh