Control social media: BRS leaders tell Election Commission

The BRS leaders have asked the Chief Election Commission officials to take stringent action against the social media which is spreading false propaganda against political parties. The social media, particularly YouTube channels, were levelling baseless allegations and using very abusive language against the political leaders. They are spreading lies without any evidence leading to tension in the society. They are threatening the law and order situation in the society.

BRS leader B Vinod Kumar who met the CEC delegation that is on visit to Telangana ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections represented various issues on behalf of the party. He wanted the CEC officials not to allow any symbols that closely resemble the BRS party’s “Car” symbol. The symbols such as truck, road roller and others affected the prospects of his party in the earlier elections.

Mr Vinod Kumar has requested the CEC to enhance the election expenditure to Rs. 20 lakh per candidate in view of increased prices of fuel and other paraphernalia. The items such as T-shirts, caps and flags are bought at one time but they are being calculated on a daily basis. The election officials should avoid this, he said.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao