Hyderabad: Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy on Monday alleged that the Telangana Election Commission is not taking action against state ministers, who have violated Model Code of Conduct.
Reddy alleged that despite submitting enough proof with the EC, it has failed to initiate action against the defaulting ministers.
Reddy told ANI, “Today in the meeting with Commission’s CEO Rajat Kumar, we raised the issue of blatant violation of Model Code of Conduct by ruling party ministers. We have given them enough evidence last time about such violations no action was initiated. We have demanded action against police and officials who permitted them to organise programs which violate the model code of conduct. The Commission should act in a free and fair manner.”
The Election Commission on Sunday announced the schedule for Lok Sabha elections 2019.
All 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana will go to polls in a single phase on April 11, which is also the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora announced.
The dates for the seven phases are, April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.