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EC notice to TRS chief, AP minister for poll code violation

The Election Commission Sunday issued notice to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on charges of abetment of corrupt electoral practices and making derogatory remarks against a woman Andhra Pradesh Minister two days ago.



New Delhi: The Election Commission Sunday issued notice to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on charges of
abetment of corrupt electoral practices and making derogatory
remarks against a woman Andhra Pradesh Minister two days ago.

The poll authority, acting on complaints received by it,
issued notice to Rao and asked him to send a reply by 11:00
am tomorrow.

According to the notice, the TRS chief had made certain
derogatory remarks against Andhra Pradesh Home Minister
Sabitha Indira Reddy while campaigning in Sircilla
(Karimnagar) for the Assembly by-polls in the state on July 23.

Another complaint against Rao pertained to his reported
remarks during a rally exhorting voters to "take money and
liquor from the Congress and Telugu Desam, but vote for the
TRS" made the previous day.

The Commission found that Rao`s statement amounted to
"abetment to a corrupt practice and electoral offence".

The Election Commission also issued notice to Andhra
Pradesh IT Minister Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy for violation of
the Model Code of Conduct by making promises on carrying out
construction of roads and getting irrigation projects
sanctioned.

"From the time elections are announced by Commission,
ministers and other authorities shall not make any promise of
construction of roads, provision of drinking water facilities
etc," states the Model Code of Conduct of the Election
Commission.

Reddy has also been asked to reply to the notice by 11:00
am tomorrow.

PTI

From Zee News

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