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Election Commission orders suspension of Telangana DGP for model code violation

The Election Commission has suspended the Director General of Police (DGP) in Telangana due to alleged violations of the model code.

Written By : India TV News Desk Edited By : Surabhi Shaurya
New Delhi
Updated on: December 03, 2023 17:58 IST
Election Commission orders suspension of Telangana DGP
Image Source : PTI Election Commission orders suspension of Telangana DGP

Amid the ongoing counting of votes, the Election Commission of India has ordered the suspension of Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar for model code violation. The order comes hours after the Director General of Police Telangana along with Sanjay Jain, State Police Nodal Officer, Telangana and Mahesh Bhagwat, Nodal (Expenditure) met Anumula Revanth Reddy, the front-runner for the CM's post, in Hyderabad with a flower bouquet at the latter's residence. 

In Telangana, the Congress is leading in 63 seats, the BRS in 40, the BJP in eight, and the CPI is leading in one.

Meanwhile, Revanth Reddy has assured that the government will work to help the poor and take Telangana ahead on the path of development. Alleging that democratic values were undermined by the BRS government, the TPCC chief said the Congress will work to revive the same and will be at the forefront of protecting human rights.

He recalled that it was on December 3, 2009, when Srikanta Chary laid down his life for Telangana, adding that the mandate given by the people of the state on December 3, 2023, is a fitting tribute to him. Revanth Reddy also thanked BRS working President K.T. Rama Rao for congratulating the Congress on its election victory and assured that the party will respect the opposition parties and take them along in running the government. He hoped that BRS would show the same spirit in the future.

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