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EC says No violation as TRS and Cong publish ads prior to Telangana polling

Hyderabad:Telangana Chief Election Officer Rajat Kumar expressed that the advertisements were pre-certified so that they weren’t in violation of the model code of conduct.
Though there’s a ban on any kind of election campaign once five pm on Dec five in Telangana, advertisements – each by Telangana Rashtra Samiti and therefore the People’s Front alliance – were splashed across the front pages of all newspapers within the state on Thursday.
The advertisements, that appealed for votes, raised queries if they were in violation of the model code of conduct (MCC), that has been in situ since five pm on Wed. consistent with ECI, all election campaigns and exit polls are prohibited once five pm on Dec five. However, Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar processed that it had been not a poll violation. “The advertisements are pre-certified, therefore I don’t assume they’re in violation of the MCC,” he said, addressing the media on Thursday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has filed a grievance with the Chief Election Officer alleging that the interview by a newspaper with Congress president Rahul Gandhi was ‘paid news’. The party additionally alleged that a front-page publicity by the Congress that was printed in another daily was additionally ‘paid news’, and demanded action against each Rahul Gandhi and therefore the newspapers.
Meanwhile, the CEO had same that the EEC has appropriated Rs one hundred thirty-five large integer as of November 5, that consistent with Kumar is double the quantity of the cash appropriated within the 2014 elections control underneath the united Andhra Pradesh.
The state has witnessed an associate intense battle between the Congress and therefore the TRS, following that the EEC issued notices to the TRS, irrigation minister T Harish Rao, Vanteru Pratap Reddy of the Congress and Revuri Prakash Reddy of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for violating the Model Code of Conduct. The MCC had inherited force within the state on September twenty-seven.
Responding to earlier reports that the EEC is reaching to have breath analyzers to work out if the voters’ are drunk, the CEO expressed that they’re going to not be indulgence in ethical policing and can take action as long as and once somebody creates a disturbance.
Telangana contains a total of two.8 large integer voters, with 1.4 large integer male voters, 1.39 feminine voters, and 131 third gender voters. The state has 119 constituencies with nineteen SC and twelve ST reserved constituencies.
While within the thirteen constituencies affected with ideology – that embrace Sirpur, Chennur, Bellampally, Mancherial, Asifabad, Kothagudem et al – the polling can conclude by four pm, for all the opposite polling stations, the temporal arrangement for polling is from seven am to five pm. The CEO same that they need to be created enough arrangements to make sure a sleek conduct of elections.
Assembly elections within the state were declared once K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the cupboard on September half-dozen. The results of the elections are declared on Dec eleven.
*** Featured Image Courtesy: Sanat Mishra

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