HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar held a meeting with the representatives of various political parties here on Friday. In the meeting, the CEO requested all the political parties to submit their party manifestos in three sets within three days as per the ECI guidelines and they shall submit a declaration in the form of an affidavit on the manifestos as per Para 8 of MCC duly signed by the president or general secretary of the party.
The parties concerned have to submit ‘Form A & B’ with signatures in ink to all the returning officers in respect of constituencies where their candidates are contesting and Form A to the CEO in ink signed. Nominations are accepted on all working days, he said and requested them to furnish the list of star-campaigners within seven days from the date of notification.
The representatives of political parties who attended the meeting include B Vinod and Srinivas Reddy of TRS, Marri Shasidhar Reddy, J Ravi Shankar, and G Niranjan (Congress), N Indrasena Reddy, K Balasubramanyam (BJP), Ravula Chandrashekar Reddy, MN Srinivas Rao (TDP), Syed Amin Jafri (MIM), N Bala Mallesh, D Sudhakar (CPI), N Narasimha Reddy, J Venkatesh (CPM), S Yellanna, B Sanjeev Kumar (BSP), N. Ravi Kumar, A Shankariah (YSRCP), S Ravinder (NCP).They also requested for installation of CCTVs for surveillance in and outside sensitive polling stations, disclosure of the liabilities towards financial institutions by candidates.