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EC to take action against MP Vijaya Shanti for her provocative remarks

Chief Electoral Officer IV Subba Rao says suo motu action will be taken against her


The Chief Electoral Officer, IV Subba Rao has said that suo motu action will be taken against TRS MP Vijaya Shanti under the provisions of the Representation of Peoples Act and other sections of Law for her reported remark that 'who ever enters into Telangana Region will be axed'. Speaking to media on Thursday that he had forwarded to the Election Commission reports about the remark that had the potential of inciting people and to disturb the atmosphere needed for conduct of free and fair polls.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that the by elections to Sircilla and Vemulawada Assembly seats would also be held along with the ten other constituencies as decided by the Election Commission earlier in the day in compliance with the High Court order tot hat effect. With this, the total number of voters participating in the by elections had gone up to 23.5 lakhs and that of the polling stations to 2,726.

As part of enforcing the election code, 237 cases have been booked in connection with illegal distribution of liquor, 265 persons arrested and 1,629 belt shops closed. Officials had 728 arms deposited at police stations and bound down 5,491 persons based on their criminal background. He said seven banners, two cut-outs, four flex-boards and 50 flags which were put up in violation of the code had been seized. He further said that heavy bandobust was being made for conduct of the by elections by deploying 60,000 police personnel from the State and 8,000 personnel from Central forces.

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