FIR against BJP MLA Raja Singh for MCC violation during Ram Navami rally in Hyderabad

The Moral Code of Conduct (MCC) prohibits politicians from soliciting votes in the name of religion.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 22, 2024 | 11:48 AMUpdatedApr 22, 2024 | 11:48 AM

Raja Sigh during the Ram Navami rally

Hyderabad police have registered an FIR against BJP MLA from Goshamahal, T Raja Singh for violating the Moral Code of Conduct (MCC) during the Ram Navami rally on 17 April.

The MCC is in place in Telangana due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The state will vote for the Lok Sabha on 13 May.

The MCC prohibits politicians from soliciting votes in the name of religion.

The case was registered at Sultan Bazar Police Station on 18 April, a day after his rally by the Sultan Bazar SI G Madhusudhan.

Based on the complaint, the police have registered an FIR under section 188(disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant), 290(public nuisance) of IPC, and 21/76 CP Act.

Another FIR had also been registered against Raja Singh on 17 April, for leading the  Ram Navami procession without permission.

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The police officer in his complaint mentioned that “On 17 April, Raja Singh, MLA Goshamahal division came with a rally of Sree Rama procession to Hanuman Vyamshala, Koti and conducted a public meeting and violated rules of Model Code of Conduct of Lok-Sabha Election.”

He further added that Raja Singh had to finish the meeting by 10.00 PM, but on 17 April at about 11:15 PM Raja Sigh, with Shailender and other organizers was still at the place giving speeches. They have also created a disturbance by playing loud DJ sounds beyond the allotted hours.

The Election Commission of India issues the Model Code of Conduct as a set of guidelines for political parties and candidates to follow during elections.

It is a collection of guidelines that govern speeches, meetings, processions, election manifestos, polls, and general conduct.

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Without permission

Hyderabad Police had denied permission to BJP MLA T Raja Singh to conduct the Ram Navami Shobha Yatra in the city.

However, another organisation got police permission for the Shobha Yatra on the same route in the old city.

Even after the police had rejected his application, Singh on Wednesday, 17 April, urged people to attend the Ram Navami celebration.

The call came even as the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) was in place for the Lok Sabha elections, whose first phase begins on Friday.

The police permitted an organisation named Bhagwantrao Bhagyanagar Utsav Samithi to take out the rally.

Taking advantage of the permission granted to the other organization, he led the rally where huge crowds gathered, and he also delivered hateful speeches.