Telangana: CEO Vikas Raj recommends action against former RO for changing allotted symbol to registered party candidate
Telangana Chief Electoral Officer, Vikas Raj has recommended stringent action against KMV Jagannadha Rao, former Returning Officer (RO) of Munugode Assembly constituency, for changing the allotted symbol to a candidate of a registered party. The CEO observed in a release that Jagannadha Rao vitiated the election process by invoking rules which do not confer any powers on the Returning officer to change the allotted symbol.Further, the Election Commission of India suspended Choutuppal mandal revenue officer for printing “boat with man and sail” instead of the allotted “ship” on the ballot paper for electronic voting machines meant for Munugode bypoll. The CEO ordered reprinting of the ballot paper with correct symbols and suspended the MRO besides calling for an explanation from other officers responsible.A police case has been filed against TRS leaders for taking 300 persons in buses to Yadadri temple for darshan and oath-taking programme. The Model Code of Conduct teams perused photographic and video graphic evidence following which the police filed a case. The officials also included the expenditure involved, in the name of TRS candidate.
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