Election Commission Suspends Telangana Top Cop; Know Why
Hyderabad: On a day when Congress ousted the K Chandrashekhar Rao-headed BRS government, the Election Commission of India (ECI) suspended Telangana’s Director General of Police (DGP) Anjani Kumar for violation of Model Code of Conduct.
Kumar, along with state police nodal officer along with Sanjay Jain, met Congress leader Revanth Reddy, the man who played a stellar role in the party’s victory in the southern state, before the results were announced.
A video posted by ANI shows Kumar greeting Reddy, who contested the assembly elections, with a bouquet of flowers.
#WATCH | Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar and other Police officials meet state Congress president Revanth Reddy at his residence in Hyderabad.
The party is leading on 65 of the total 119 seats in the state, ruling BRS is leading on 38 seats. pic.twitter.com/m6A9llRzgO
— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2023
ECI sent a letter to Telangana Chief Secretary A Santhi Kumari, recommending the suspension of the Telangana DGP.
According to latest numbers, Congress was winning in 64 of the 110-seat Telangana assembly, while BRS was at 39.