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Now the Netas can use their Face in Government Advertisements says Supreme Court

Now the Netas can use their Face in Government Advertisements says Supreme Court

 NEW DELHI: With upcoming state assembly elections in five states, now the Supreme Court (SC) allows the use of pictures of Chief Ministers and Governors in government advertisements today.

Now the Netas can use their Face in Government Advertisements says Supreme Court

After this landmark decision of SC, the new orders of the SC will reverse its 2015 order and allowed the use of photographs of governors, chief ministers and ministers in government advertisements as preparations are already ongoing on for assembly polls in five states next month.

The Centre and several states had filed petitions seeking the review of the 2015 judgment orders of SC that banned such pictures in government advertisements and held that only photographs of the PM, the President and the CJ can be published in official media advertisements.

The Centre in its petition give arguments against the 2015 orders by the Sc to ban use of pictures of the leaders in government advertisements so the petitions asked the court to review the decision and to decide whose pictures can be allowed to be published and what the details of advertisements should contain?. It asked the court should refrain from interfering in such policy issues.

The Centre also fought for the state governments and said that exceptions of the photos of chief ministers in government advertisements are against the federal framework of Indian Constitution.In its 2015 order, the Supreme Court said that publishing pictures of politicians and relating them to government policy and achievements, could lead to the development of a personality creed and that would be the distance of democratic functioning.

In its 2015 order, the Supreme Court said that publishing pictures of politicians and relating them to government policy and achievements, could lead to the development of a personality creed and that would be the distance of democratic functioning.

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