Alleging that the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was violating the Election Code of Conduct which is in place for the upcoming Telangana elections, the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) has written to the Returning Officer of Chandrayangutta constituency demanding action.
Chandrayangutta seat was held by senior AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, before the state’s Assembly was dissolved on September 6.
“In spite of the Election Code of Conduct being imposed by Election Commission of India, publicity material worth several lakh rupees in the forms flexis, banners, hoardings, decorated kite symbols and posters are put up in every lane and by-lane of Chandrayangutta Assembly constituency, in violation of the code by the AIMIM,” MBT General Secretary Syed Mustafa Mehmood said in his letter.
“As the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has totally failed in removing it under political pressure from AIMIM, making a mockery of the election code and as it has become a law and order issue, MBT requests your kind authority to instruct all Station House Officers (SHOs) falling under the constituency to immediately take punitive action and book cases against the persons and parties violating the code. We will be obliged to your authority for implementing Election Code in letter and spirit,” the letter added.
Akbaruddin Owaisi has held the Chandrayangutta seat continuously since 1999. Prior to this, the seat was continuously held by Amanullah Khan, a politician considered close to Akbar’s father, Salauddin Owaisi.
Amanullah Khan, who also founded the MBT, was elected to the constituency since it was notified in 1978 until 1999.
Last month, in a letter to the District Election Authority and Commissioner of the GHMC, the MBT alleged that many fake voters had been enrolled, and require to be weeded out.
The MBT said that they had detected thousands of multiple EPICs and bogus voters and had complained to the Election Commission as well.
Telangana is all set to go for the polls with the voting scheduled to be held on December 7 and the counting and results to take place on December 11.