The Election Commission (EC) has suspended Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) Anjani Kumar for violating the model code of conduct during the ongoing state assembly elections. The DGP met with state Congress president and candidate Anumula Revanth Reddy at his residence in Hyderabad, a move that was deemed as an attempt to seek favor from a contesting candidate.
The Election Commision noted that the DGP’s meeting with Reddy was a clear violation of the model code of conduct, which prohibits government officials from engaging in any activity that could be seen as favoring a particular political party or candidate. The DGP’s actions were also seen as a breach of the principle of impartiality, which is essential for the conduct of free and fair elections.
In a statement, the Election Commision said that Kumar’s suspension was necessary to uphold the integrity of the electoral process. The Election Commision also warned other government officials against engaging in any activity that could violate the model code of conduct.
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