EC bans 62 people in Telangana from contesting elections

Hyderabad: Sixty-two people in Telangana have been banned by the Election Communication from contesting this polls due to reasons like non-filing statement of accounts in previous elections.

An updated list of 62 disqualified persons was issued by the EC to the Telangana Chief Electoral Officer, and of this, 45 contested for the Telangana assembly and 17 for the Lok Sabha, under section 10 A of The Representation of The People Act, 1951.

With the model code of conduct coming into effect, a total of 4,098 wall writings, 29,526 posters, 975 cutouts, 11,485 banners, 3,498 flags belonging to various parties and other materials from across Telangana have been removed. According to media reports, Rs 90 lakh unaccounted cash was seized by the police yesterday.

NT Bureau