Telangana: Man seeks return of money paid to voters after wife loses election

TELANGANA: A video which has been doing rounds on the internet shows a man in Telangana is allegedly asking voters to return the money he had distributed while he was seeking votes for his wife in the just concluded Panchayat polls after she was defeated.

District officials ordered an inquiry right after the man seeking return of the money from people in Jajireddygudem village in Suryapet district surfaced.

A district official on Thursday while speaking to the PTI said: “We are inquiring the matter and RDO-Revenue Divisional Officer is going for inquiry.”

He further added that the inquiry will look into whether there was any violation of elections commission laws.

The man in the video has been identified as Prabhakar and his wife recently lost the election for the office of a ward member in the village.

The Panchayat elections in Telangana were held over three phases which concluded on Wednesday. The first and second phases were held on January 21 and 25 respectively.