Hyderabad: The elections to the Telangana Assembly are reaching a crucial stage. In line with and on the basis of the directions of Supreme Court and the consequent guidelines contained in the newly inserted “chapter 8 of Common Code of Conduct” of Election Commission of India effective contained in the Model Code of Conduct, parties and contesting candiadtes are accountable to the promises made in the public or by release of Manifestos.
Mahan Bharath Abhiyan through a six-stage program is attempting for National Economic Rejuvenation through Rural transformation. The program is a well-documented business plan with all requisites like financial projections, commercial viability and self-sustaining capabilities, which could evaluate Election Manifesto within three days.
In the Matter of PIL filed by M. Narayana Charyulu, CA, before the High Court of Telangana-WP (PIL)/63986/2018 and CNR HBHC 01026222018, MN Vs ECI filed on November 2. In course of the court hearing on November 12 the counsel for EC has informed the Court that no manifestos have been received till date. The counsel also stated, “It is not mandatory to release of Manifestos. And In case of parties who have announced Manifestos, as and when the Manifestos are submitted, the CEO will submit to ECI a report to ECI if the manifestos are according to the guidelines issued by ECI”.
“We also state that the relevant six instructions no 142 to 147 of the ECI in file no 437/6/Manifesto /2013 issued between February 19, 2014 and December 27, 2016 and contained in Compendium of Instructions on Model Code of Conduct updated to December 2017 and released on January 30, 2017 are mandatory.
It is not just manifestos submitted to CEO which are material but CEO has constitutional obligation to see that appropriate action is taken if the Declaration as required is filed within three days of release of Manifesto and poll promises. Mahan Bharath Abhiyan has decided to move the matter further before the Supreme Court regarding other states.
“We will present Narayana Charyulu, his legal Team and Mahan Bharath Abhiyan Team headed by Sivarama Krishna Rao, former MLA and Dr Raunaq Yar Khan, the MBA National Brand Ambassador. When the Supreme court passes the orders as sought, the Nominations will be invalid if the declarations as required are not submitted within the stipulated time to the CEO,Telangana.