Telangana Polls: EC receives over 5000 complaints of Model Code of Conduct Violation

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Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Dr. Rajat Kumar on Monday said that the action was taken on 3,703 complaints of Model Code of Conduct violations. He said “ A total of 5,291 complaints have been received on the C-Vigil app, out of which around 3,703 are genuine and action has been taken. A big part, 2,210 complaints, were related to pasting and displaying of posters or banners without permission. Out of which, 1,829 were found to be correct and action was taken, while 284 others were dropped and 95 are kept pending at different levels, including that of Returning Officer.”

Rajat Kumar added that 188 complaints in all categories of Model Code of Conduct violations were pending redressal and also news channels are being monitored to check for MCC violations like paid news.

A total of 67 complaints lodged against the display of firearms and intimidation, out of which 19 were dropped while remaining 43 were found to be correct and action have been taken and five are kept pending.

While 111 complaints were received alleging that gifts and coupons were distributed, out of the 67 were dropped, while 44 were found to be correct and attended. As many as 112 complaints were received of liquor distribution, 182 of cash distribution and 43 of religious or communal speeches/messages.

Meanwhile, the CEO office has received good response from students who came forward to participate in webcasting of polling process on the polling day. Joint CEO Amrapali Kata said over 9,500 students have responded to their calls.

The state assembly elections for 119 seats will be held on December 7. This year number of voters in the state has come down by 2 lakhs as compared to 2014.

The results will be announced on December 11 along with other four state assembly elections-Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Chhattisgarh.


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