Giant Balloon Hoisted In Coimbatore To Welcome Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

A giant-sized balloon pasted with pictures of K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam among others has been hoisted near a new flyover, to be inaugurated by the chief minister today.

Giant Balloon Hoisted In Coimbatore To Welcome Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

The balloon was hoisted near flyover, to be inaugurated by the chief minister today. (File)

Coimbatore: Barred from putting up banners and hoardings with pictures of living persons, AIADMK workers here have hit on a unique idea to welcome Chief Minister K Palaniswami -- hoist a giant balloon carrying his image.

A giant-sized balloon pasted with pictures of K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam among others has been hoisted near a new flyover, to be inaugurated by the chief minister today.

The flyover, connecting arterial roads, has been built at a cost of Rs 195 crore.

The balloon also has photographs of Local Administration Minister S P Velumani and city MLAs Amman K Arjunan and P R G Arun Kumar.

The move comes in the backdrop of a recent Madras High Court order banning hoardings and banners with images of living persons.

On October 24, Justice S Vaidyanathan of the high court had prohibited use of photographs or pictures of living persons on banners, flex boards, sign-boards across the state to avoid unnecessary drawings on walls of buildings, including houses.

The order was passed on a plea by a Chennai woman seeking a direction to the city corporation commissioner to remove a political party banner and flag put up in front of her house.

The Chennai Corporation has filed an appeal challenging the order by a single judge.
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