Andhra police book actor Allu Arjun for MCC violation ahead of Lok Sabha polling

Allu Arjun has been booked for reportedly attending a rally for the Nandyala YSRCP Assembly constituency candidate.

ByPTI

Published May 13, 2024 | 1:11 AMUpdatedMay 13, 2024 | 8:34 AM

Allu Arjun arrested by Andhra Pradesh police

Telugu actor Allu Arjun was booked by Andhra Pradesh Police on Saturday, 12 May for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct during the silent period in the run-up to polls, according to an official.

Nandyala district superintendent of police K Raghuveera Reddy said Arjun allegedly came in a rally to Nandyala YSRCP Assembly constituency candidate S Ravi Chandra Kishore Reddy’s home on 11 May.

“We have registered a case against Allu Arjun for violating the MCC by going in a rally during the silent period,” Raghuveera Reddy told PTI, noting that up to 300 fans came on motorcycles. The case has been registered under IPC Section 188.

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The Pushpa actor waved to a large crowd from a balcony with the YSRCP candidate and also posted a message on ‘X’ in his favour.

“Grateful to the people of Nandyal for the warm reception. Thank you, Silpa Ravi Reddy (YSRCP candidate) garu, for the hospitality. Wishing you the very best in the elections and beyond. You have my unwavering love and support,” read the post on X.

Nandyala SP said that the case will be further investigated.

Interestingly, Hyderabad-based Arjun, whose ancestral place is Palakollu town in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district, is a close relative of Janasena founder and actor-politician Pawan Kalyan.

Janasena, TDP and BJP are NDA alliance partners taking on Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP in the elections. The state goes to polls on May 13 for both Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Andhra is going to polls for Lok Sabha in the fourth phase of elections to select 24 MPs.

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