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The Congress had complained about sure “objectionable” remarks by KCR. (FILE)

New Delhi:

Former Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrashekar Rao, popularly generally known as KCR, has been was banned by the Election Fee at this time from campaigning for 48 hours for his “derogatory” statements towards the Congress. The 48-hour ban comes into drive at 8 pm this night.

The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) president has been barred from holding any public conferences, public processions, public rallies, reveals and interviews, and public utterances in media in reference to the continued election for 2 days, mentioned the Election Fee, “strongly condemning his impugned statements”.

The Congress had complained to the election panel on April 6 about sure “objectionable” remarks issued by KCR at a press meet in Telangana’s Sircilla city a day earlier.

The fee had earlier issued a show-cause discover to KCR over the alleged remarks. Responding to the discover on April 23, the previous Chief Minister, nonetheless, denied the cost. He identified that the which means of his unique assertion has been misplaced in translation: “The officers in command of election in Telangana and Sircilla should not Telugu individuals and so they hardly perceive the native dialect of Telugu.”

He additionally accused the Congress of selecting some sentences from his press convention out of context. “The English translation of the sentences isn’t appropriate and twisted,” he mentioned.

KCR insisted that he had confined his criticism to the insurance policies and programmes of the Congress and that he had not gone into private features of any Congress chief because the Election Fee mentioned.

After going via the content material of the Congress grievance and KCR’s reply, the fee discovered that the BRS chief “has violated the provisions of the Mannequin Code of Conduct”.

Ok Chandrashekar Rao is the second politician to be banned from campaigning for 48 hours after Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala within the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

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