After NaMo app and TV channel, it's time for NaMo garments
Despite the Election Commission of India (ECI) keeping a close tab on the violation of model code of conduct, traders of Sarojini Nagar market are selling garment products displaying cards with photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ashok Randhawa, president, Sarojini Nagar market association, told Mail Today that they received stocks from Chandni Chowk wholesale market.
"The display cards are placed inside the packages of women garments, including suits and sarees, having price as low as Rs 400. The idea could be to reach out to the masses. Since the matter is serious, traders like me could fall in trouble. I have filed online complaint with Delhi election commission and also received an auto generated complaint number in which it has ensured that action will be taken within two days," Randhawa said.
"Chandni Chowk is a wholesale market of the north India and traders involve in this business receive stocks from Surat. They distribute garments to Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir," Randhawa said.
The manufacturing company has put the display cards inside the garment packets along with the lotus symbol and slogans such as Shiv Chhatrapati Ka Aashirwad, Chalo Chale Modi Ke Saath and Acche Din Aane Wale Hai. Sources have said that such products are also available in Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar and other Old Delhi retail market places. Dr Ranbir Singh, the chief electoral officer of Delhi, said: "We have not received any complaint so far. However, our team will visit those places and take prompt action against the violators."