Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said the Pune Police and civic authorities were free to take action against “unauthorised” hoardings that had come up in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad ahead of his birthday.
Scores of “birthday greeting” hoardings from party supporters had mushroomed throughout Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, wishing Mr. Pawar and the Leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis, who share a birthday on July 22, despite both leaders urging their supporters not to do so
“Did Iask party workers or anybody else to put up those hoardings? I am a man who always abides by the rules. If these hoardings are illegal, then concerned officials from the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation [PCMC], which is ruled by the BJP, should initiate action immediately,” said Mr. Pawar, who is also the Guardian Minister of Pune district.