Warangal: Congress MLC Pulla Padmavati and
her husband and local party leader P Bhaskar were today
arrested for alleged violation of model code of conduct in
force for by-elections to assembly seats in Telangana region.
They were arrested by the Subedari police, who later
released them on bail.
They were yesterday caught on camera while distributing
sarees to poor in Warangal district.
Padmavati`s reported act of distributing sarees on the
occasion of the birth anniversary of late Y S Rajasekhara
Reddy was aired by some television news channels.
She, however, maintained that distribution of sarees by
her outside a temple was an act of charity on the occasion of
Reddy`s birth anniversary.
"You can see in the video footage also. It was outside a
temple. If it amounted to poll code violation, I apologise
for that," she had said.
The bypolls to 12 assembly seats in Telangana region
have been necessitated as the sitting MLAs had quit in support
of separate Telangana.