While 49 candidates contesting from four major political parties in the upcoming GHMC elections have pending criminal cases against them is already the focal point in the political circles, the violation of Moral Code Of Conduct has come as a new headache for the contesting candidates.
According to Hyderabad Commissioner of Police (CP) Anjani Kumar, the police have registered 47 more criminal cases against political parties and several leaders for violation of the Moral Code of Conduct (MCC) so far. Majority of the cases were registered over the alleged defamatory, provocative and divisive speeches delivered by the leaders during the campaigns.
“So far about 47 criminal cases have been registered. We are watching up close at all social media posts as well,” said Anjani Kumar. To recall, the campaigning has witnessed the BJP and the AIMIM taking digs at each other over Rohingya Muslims.
BJP has fielded around 149 candidates, while TRS is contesting on all 150 seats. Congress party is contesting 149 seats, and AIMIM has given tickets to 51 candidates. The Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) announced that 150 GHMC divisions will go to polls on December 1 and the counting of votes will be done on December 4.