Hyderabad: Caretaker chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s statement on Thursday that the Telangana state Assembly polls would be held in November along with four states and that he had personally spoken to chief election commissioner O.P. Rawat and election commissioners on the issue before dissolving the House created a political furore.
Opposition parties took strong exception to Mr Rao meddling in the affairs of the Election Commission and announcing the schedule before the poll panel.
The Congress and the Left parties have lodged complaints with the EC against Mr Rao. Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy lodged the complaint along with the video clip of the CM making this statement in a press conference on Thursday.
CPI national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy and CPI national secretary Narayana on Thursday met Mr Rawat and complained against Mr Rao.
“As a statutory/constitutional body, the EC has to clarify to the nation whether the statement of the CM made to the media on September 6 is correct or not. Failing this, we will be constrained to approach the Supreme Court to maintain the purity of elections,” Shashidhar Reddy aid.