Cases against Sakshi TV and Jagan for violating Election Code


A case has been registered against Andhra Pradesh Opposition Leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Sakshi Channel at the Hyderabad police station on Wednesday for violation of Election code of conduct. State Election Commission chief Bhanwarlal filed the complaint against the news channel for broadcasting survey on Nandyal by poll. It may be recalled that the election commission prohibited the media houses from broadcasting exit polls or surveys on television. However, Sakshi ignored the order and went ahead to broadcast news in the name of survey on Tuesday. Police registered a case under Section 126A and B.

On the other hand, a case has been registered against Jagan in Nandyal three town police station for violation of election code. TDP leaders complained about his poor remarks on Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu made as part of Nandyal byelection campaign. Central Election Commission has directed the Kurnool district collector to take action, as his remarks come under violation of election code. The case has been registered under Sections 188, 504, 506 and under Public Representation Act for violating model code of conduct.

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