EC Notices to CM KCR, KTR for Poll Code Violations

EC Notices to CM KCR, KTR: The Election Commission of India issued notices to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and IT minister KT Rama Rao on Wednesday for allegedly violating model code of conduct.

While issuing the notices to KCR and K T Rama Rao, the Election Commission asked both of them to give a written explanation within 48 hours of receipt of the notice.

EC Notices to CM KCR, KTR

The notices were issued following complaints that the CM and Rama Rao indulged in misuse of their official position violating the model code of conduct which came into existence since November 24 for the biennial election to the Legislative Council.

In the notice served to KCR, the Commission said, ‘’You as the CM of Telangana addressed a meeting organised to admit Congress leaders from Khammam district into TRS on Nov 28, at your official camp office announced that Khammam district will reap benefits from the unification of Rajiv Sagar and Indira Sagar projects.’’

Mentioning the provisions of the MCC, the commission said ‘rest houses, dark bungalows or other government accommodation shall not be monopolised by the party in power or its candidates and such accommodation shall be allowed to be used by parties and candidates in a fair manner but no party or candidate shall use or be allowed to suse such accommodation as a campaign office or for holding any public meeting for the purpose of election propaganda.’

The Election commission also said that any ministers or authorities shall not announce any financial grants in any form or make any promise of construction of roads, provision of drinking water facilities etc.

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