Hyderabad, Mar 16 (): Chief Electoral Officer, Rajath Kumar on Saturday said that they are ready for conducting LS polls in Telangana and will release election notification on March 18. At secretariat here he told media persons that the candidates can file the nominations after the notification said to distribute voter list from 28.
He also said that new voter cards will be issued to the voters from April 5 onwards and can obtain at Me seva centres. About 2.95 crores names of the voters are in the list and another about 4 lakh new applications received and Telangana has about 3 crores of voters.
Rajat Kumar warned of serious action of violation of poll code. Rachakonda Police officials seized Rs. 1 crore worth drugs and will take action and Rs. 2.76 cr cash and 4700 litres of liquor was seized so far.
On a complaint on Pragathi Bhavan political meetings by the congress, he said that the same was forwarded to the EC.We have checked EVM-VVPAT machines and will use ECIL Voting machines in 14 districts and BEL machines in others. He also promised to ensure voter slips to all at booth level.