CEO submits report on breach of Model Code by TDP, TRS chiefs

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Hyderabad, May 30 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer I V Subba Rao today submitted his report to the EC on the alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct by TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) President K Chandrasekhar Rao.

The step came close on the heels of filing complaints with the police against state Chief Minister and five television channels for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct on a directive from the Election Commission, The Chief Electoral Officer told newspersons here that he had submitted the report to the Election Commission after getting a report from the Krishna District Collector on the alleged violation of the provisions of section 126 of the Representation of People Act by Mr Naidu in Jaggaipet on May 28.

He had also submitted his report on an interview given to a television channel by the TRS President on May 28, he added.

It may be noted that cases were registered against Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and five television channels in all the ten districts, where byelections were held yesterday for allegedly trying to influence the voters 48 hours before polling for by-elections to four Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in the state, through the electronic media.

The Congress leaders contended that within 48 hours of polling, Mr Naidu had addressed a public meeting in Jaggaiahpet of Krishna District and made several promises in a bid to woo the voters and the same was telecast live by various television channels, violating the provisions of the Representation of People Act.


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