"How can the Chief Minister register his vote in two places? He will be jailed for a year for this," Revanth said.

TRS chief KCR enrolled as voter in two places alleges Congress Revanth Reddy
news Telangana 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 - 07:33

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Working President A Revanth Reddy on Sunday alleged that caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's name was registered in two polling stations in the state, which a gross violation of rules laid down by the Election Commission. Revanth also exuded confidence that the People's Front would win the Legislative Assembly election.

Speaking to reporters, Revanth said, “The name of the Chief Minister was mentioned in the voters’ list at Chintamadaka in Siddipet constituency, where he voted, and at Yerrapally in Gajwel constituency. How can the Chief Minister register his vote in two places? He will be jailed for a year for this. We are demanding action against Mr Chandrasekhar Rao. Many votes in the state were missed. The voters were removed suspecting that they would vote against the TRS. Though the Congress alerted the EC, it did not take any action."  

"This violates Section 30 of Representation of People’s Act, 1950. We demand that election authorities take action as per the law. We will also complain to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in New Delhi," Revanth was quoted as saying.  

Revanth also responded to a challenge by caretaker IT minister KT Rama Rao and said that he would quit politics if he lost in Kodangal, from where he contested. He said that if he won, then KTR should stick to his word and quit politics. 

The Congress leader was also asked for a response on the statement made by Telangana BJP chief K Laxman, who said that their party was open to tying up with the TRS if the latter snapped ties with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).

In response, Revanth said, "We have been saying that TRS, BJP, MIM are one kutami (alliance) and the People's Front is one kutami. Laxman opened his mouth a little. After the results on December 11, he will open his mouth fully. We have been saying that they are all one. A vote for KCR is support for Modi only. The people should not see BJP and TRS as different entities."

The Election Commission on Saturday announced that 73.20 per cent polling was registered in the Telangana Assembly elections on Friday. Over 2.8 crore people were eligible to vote. 

This was the first Assembly elections in India's youngest state. The previous elections were held in united Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and Telangana had recorded a turnout of 68.9 per cent.

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