HYDERABAD: Following directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), a case has been registered against BJP MLA from Goshamahal T Raja Singh at Mangalhat police station of Hyderabad city for his recent remarks in connection with the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.
In a video that went viral on social media, the MLA was heard saying that houses of those who don’t vote for BJP in UP election will be bulldozed. A case has been registered under sections 505(2), 171-C and 171-F of the IPC, and 123 & 125 of Representation of People Act. Officials said they have begun investigation.
The ECI had served a show-cause notice to Raja Singh for his remarks. When he did not respond to the notice, ECI on Saturday directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Telangana to register an FIR against the BJP MLA. The Assistant Chief Electoral Officer lodged a complaint at Mangalhat police station late on Saturday night, following which a case was registered.
The ECI in its orders on Saturday, also barred Singh from addressing any public meetings or posting anything on social media for 72 hours.