Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao’s celebration has gone to the Election Fee in opposition to BJP leaders’ allegations that he takes selections primarily based on “black magic” and “recommendation from tantriks (occultists)”.
Demanding prosecution of state BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) grievance says, “We deny these allegations as false, concocted with the intention to create and unfold hate among the many individuals, most significantly the voters of Munugode meeting constituency, depicting [Mr Rao or ‘KCR’] as a non-believer of God and a believer of Devils and Demons.”
Munugode is to vote in a bypoll on November 3.
The 2 BJP leaders had mentioned KCR modified the title of his celebration to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) on recommendation from occultists. The TRS-to-BRS change — formal nod of the Election Fee is pending — is a part of KCR’s transfer to go nationwide forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, by which he hopes to be an influence centre in opposition to the BJP and PM Narendra Modi.
The celebration has additional requested the ballot panel to take away eight symbols just like its ‘automotive’ from the listing of free symbols for the bypoll.
This comes days after the TRS alleged, in one other grievance to the fee, that BJP candidate Ok Rajgopal Reddy be disqualified over a Rs 18,000-crore contract. The BJP has denied the allegations.
On the “tantrik” cost, “utterances of the BJP leaders aren’t solely legal as per the Indian Penal Code but in addition triable offences below Illustration of Individuals Act,” says the TRS grievance, accusing the 2 leaders of violating the Election Code of Conduct.