BJP complains to Election Commission against Atmakur circle inspector

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday lodged a complaint against the high-handed behaviour of Atmakur circle inspector A Kishore Kumar for preventing its party supporters from carrying Bonalu and performing Bathukamma during the campaigning of Parkal bypolls.

State general secretary N Ramchander Rao said that the inspector was frequently stopping BJP’s convoy of vehicles in utter violation of the rules of the Election Commission of India (ECI). He said the CI was interpreting both Bonalu and Bathukamma as religious customs and preventing party workers from participating in it. “The inspector is repeatedly stopping election campaign vehicles for hours together under the guise of checking. He is adopting dilatory tactics. He is even seizing money from party workers,” the party said in its complaint.

BJP hits out at TRS

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javdekar launched a scathing attack on TRS on its politicking on the separate Telangana issue and accused the party of joining hands with Congress and TDP to sidetrack the issue. Speaking at Warangal on Sunday, Javdekar said instead of fighting against Congress for its anti-Telangana stand, TRS is attacking BJP which is putting earnest efforts to make separate T state a reality,” he said.