Bombay High Court seeks response from Centre about removal of PM Modi’s image and name from the website of PM CARES fund

A two-judge bench of the Bombay High Court of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice M. S. Karnik asked the Centre in the light of a PIL filed by Congress member Vikrant Chavan before a two-judge bench of Justice A. A. Sayed and Justice S. G. Dige to delete the name and photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) website. The Additional Solicitor General of India Anil Singh asked for two weeks to provide the said response. The PIL asks for the removal of ‘Prime Minister’ from the name PM CARES because the fund provides relief in times of emergencies and calamities from a corpus of voluntary contributions from private institutions and entities without receiving any contribution from any central governmental sources. The PIL submitted that the fund does not discharge any sovereign function and hence, any inclusion of the word and image of ‘Prime Minister’ is improper.

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