TRS flays EC decision on 2 Assembly bypolls; to move court
Terming the Election Commission`s (EC) decision not to hold bypoll in two out of 12 Assembly seats in Telangana as "unconstitutional", TRS tonight said it will move court against the poll panel`s decision.
Hyderabad: Terming the Election
Commission`s (EC) decision not to hold bypoll in two out of 12
Assembly seats in Telangana as "unconstitutional", TRS tonight
said it will move court against the poll panel`s decision.
"By-elections were supposed to be held for 12 seats.
But the Election Commission today announced that election will
be held for 10 seats. The decision not to hold the bypoll in
two constituencies of Vemulawada and Sircilla is against the
spirit of the Constitution," TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao
told reporters here.
"According to the Section 151 (A) of the
Representation of People`s Act, bypolls should be held and
vacancy filled in six months. The law gives two reasons for
not holding the election. One, either the remainder of the
term is less than one year and if there is any sort of
difficulty like law and order problem in conducting the polls.
There is no such problem in the two seats. Hence, the EC`s
decision is wrong," the former Union Minister stated.
He said the reason cited by EC that election petitions
are pending over the two seats was "wrong" as the petition
itself became "infructuous" after the sitting MLAs had quit.
TRS has obtained legal opinion and decided to
challenge the EC decision in the AP High Court, Rao said.
He alleged the EC`s decision could be the result of a
conspiracy by ruling Congress. "This is an example of using
Constitutional bodies for political purposes."