GHMC elections: BJP MLC claims election machinery being partial to TRS

On Monday, BJP MLC N. Ramchander Rao, filed a complaint with the State Election Commission, alleging that the officials involved in election duties are being partial towards the ruling party.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 Nov 2020 3:43 PM GMT
GHMC elections: BJP MLC claims election machinery being partial to TRS

Hyderabad: On Monday, BJP MLC N. Ramchander Rao, filed a complaint with the State Election Commission, alleging that the officials involved in election duties are being partial towards the ruling party.

In a letter to TS Election Commissioner, C. Parthasarathi, Rao explained that election officials refused to accept the B-forms submitted by the party candidates and insisted on A-forms too, even though B-forms are signed by the President of the BJP. He mentioned the R.O for Rajendra Nagar (Ward No.60) who, Rao said, had insisted on a separate letter from the party president to take cognizance of the change of candidate, even though the B- Form, issued in favour of the new candidate itself, contains such arrangement of replacement.

He also said most of the ROs (Returning Officers) are not willing to guide the candidates with the information the latter need, even though it is the job of the officials to do so. Rao also alleged that police officials are refusing to give party candidates permission to hold padayatras, street corner meetings, to open party offices, and so on.

He urged the SEC to take these matters under their control and ensure free and fair elections where one party is not the recipient of all benefits.


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