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“It is requested to instruct the police authorities to take necessary steps for smooth conduct of campaign by the TRS in Kodangal constituency,” the party stated.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Sunday complained to Telangana’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) against incumbent Kodangal MLA and Congress leader A Revanth Reddy, accusing him of indulging in attempts to sabotage their party meeting. TRS General Secretary Sreenivas Reddy met Telangana CEO Rajat Kumar and handed over the complaint.

In their letter to the CEO, the TRS party said that caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was going to Kosgi in Kodangal constituency at around 3 pm on December 4 to address a public meeting in support of local TRS candidate Patnam Narender Reddy, the brother of Transport Minister Patnam Mahender Reddy.

“However, A Revanth Reddy, Congress candidate of Kodangal constituency and Working President of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) is provoking the people and called for a bandh in Kodangal. He further threatened to disrupt the campaign meeting of our party president,” the letter stated.

“It is requested to instruct the police authorities to take necessary steps and all possible action for smooth conduct of campaign by the TRS in Kodangal constituency,” it added.

The TRS leaders also submitted video footage of Revanth’s speech.  

“A copy of the complaint petition is sent to the Director General of Police (DGP). He is requested to take all necessary measures to ensure that no such disruption of any political meeting is allowed in Kodangal constituency,” the EC said in a letter later in the day. The CEO also asked for a report on the incident by December 3.

Kosgi was also the same area where Rahul Gandhi addressed a massive public meet earlier in the week, along with Revanth Reddy and other senior Congress leaders.

Telangana will go to the polls on December 7 and the counting of votes will take place on December 11.

 

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