Fearing booth capturing by TRS, AIMIM, BJP asks SEC to tighten security in Old City poll booths

The BJP said that there is great apprehension that the AIMIM and TRS may indulge in booth capturing in sensitive polling stations during the municipal polls particularly in the Old City areas.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  30 Nov 2020 9:41 AM GMT
Fearing booth capturing by TRS, AIMIM, BJP asks SEC to tighten security in Old City poll booths

Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party has asked Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) to provide high security in sensitive polling stations particularly in the Old City for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls scheduled to take place on 1 December.

The BJP said that there is great apprehension that the AIMIM and TRS may indulge in booth capturing in sensitive polling stations during the municipal polls particularly in the Old City areas. "For free and fair elections in the Old City areas, please provide security," said the BJP in a letter to the SEC.

The BJP has also filed complaints against the Hyderabad commissioner of police, Anjani Kumar, after the police chief changed the position of Chikkadpally circle inspector Shiva Shanker and attached him to detective inspection.

The Telangana BJP general secretary, Gujjula Premender Reddy, said the police chief had violated the poll code by acting arbitrarily and taking away the powers of the Chikkadapally circle inspector without prior permission from the SEC. He further requested the SEC to take immediate and necessary action against the erring officer.

The Hyderabad municipality polls will take place on 1 December. Around 30,000 police personnel are being deployed to ensure that the elections are conducted smoothly. This includes police personnel from different wings of Hyderabad, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda commissionerates in the city, additional forces from TSSP, Armed Reserve, and other wings of the Telangana police.


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