Hyderabad: TRS MP Vijayasanthi today
submitted her reply to the notice sent to her by the Election
Commission over the alleged inflammatory remarks made by her.
"She has sent her reply to the Election Commission before
the time given to her by this morning," state Chief Electoral
Officer (CEO) I V Subba Rao told reporters here.
Vijayasanthi was served a notice by the EC for allegedly
making inflammatory comments at a meeting in the TRS office
recently ahead of the bypolls to 12 assembly seats in
Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh.
She was arrested by the state police over the issue and
later released on bail yesterday.
Meanwhile, Telangana Jagruti Sanstha president and TRS
president K Chandrasekhar Rao`s daughter K Kavitha petitioned
the CEO seeking that the nomination of state Congress
president D Srinivas be rejected.
She alleged that Srinivas was trying to influence voters
by promising that Congress president Sonia Gandhi is in favour
of separate Telangana.
The petition is being examined, the CEO said.
He said the Deputy Election Commissioner Jai P Prakash
held a meeting of Collectors and senior police officials of
the districts where bypolls are scheduled to be held on July
The arrangements, including security, being made for the
bypolls have been thoroughly reviewed, the CEO said.
The CEO said 450 hyper-sensitive and 460 sensitive
polling stations have been identified in the 12 assembly
The Election Commission will organise an initial meeting
with the representatives of political parties to check the
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on July 6 and 7, Rao said.
The special committees formed to monitor the election
expenditure of candidates would monitor the expenditure on a
daily basis, he added.
The bypolls to 12 assembly seats are necessitated as the
sitting MLAs -- 10 from TRS and one each from TDP and BJP --
had resigned from their posts in support of separate Telangana