Plea in Telangana High Court challenging KCR’s election from Gajwel

The petitioner’s counsel pointed out that Rao had first mentioned in his affidavit that there were only two pending criminal cases against him.

Published: 27th March 2019 09:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2019 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

Telangana High Court , Hyderabad

Telangana High Court. (File photo)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Telangana High Court on Tuesday admitted a petition challenging the election of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao from Gajwel Assembly constituency in December 2018. The Court issued notices to the respondents, including Rao, officials from the Election Commission of India and 14 others, asking them to reply within four weeks.

Justice Shameem Akther was passing this order in the election petition filed by T Srinivas, an elector from Mamidyala village in Mulugu mandal of Siddipet district, alleging that Rao had concealed and suppressed required information and had filed an affidavit with false information while filing his nomination papers.

The petitioner also contended that Rao had failed to comply with provisions prescribed under the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951.  

The petitioner’s counsel pointed out that Rao had first mentioned in his affidavit that there were only two pending criminal cases against him. Later, he had filed another affidavit wherein he mentioned 64 pending cases against him. This, he said, was nothing but an attempt to mislead voters. KCR had also suppressed his income tax details, he said and urged the Court to set aside his election.

After hearing the case, the judge admitted the petition and adjourned the case hearing by four weeks.

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp