The Press Council of India sends notices to newspapers for Advertisement ‘camouflaged’ to look like a headline

New Delhi, November 24, 2023,

The Press Council of India has sent notices to editors of several newspapers over the publication of an advertisement that was allegedly “camouflaged” to look like a headline during the Rajasthan assembly polls.

The elections in Rajasthan will be held on November 25. Its results will be declared along with those of polls in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh on December 3.

Listing the newspapers that have been served the show-cause notices, the Press Council of India (PCI) on Friday said in a statement that its “Chairperson Justice (retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai, has taken suo-motu cognizance” of the said content published by them on November 20.