Hyderabad: The City Civil Court has disqualified Ekkala Chaithanya Kanna, a GHMC corporator belonging to the TRS, from holding office because she has three children.
The area which is reserved for other backward class women had another contestant from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Uma Devi Ramesh Yadav, who filed the case against the corporator.
The legal department of the GHMC stated that the rule is that those who have more than two children cannot contest the elections.
The GHMC election department had received complaints about Ekkala Kanna earlier too, but no proof was available. Ms Uma Devi, who go the second highest number of votes, followed up the case and moved a petition in the Nampally court.
The court took the evidence presented before it into account and disqualified Ms Kanna on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Ms Uma Devi’s husband Ramesh Yadav had left the BJP and joined the Telangana Rashtra Samiti just before the Assembly elections. After the Assembly elections and before Parliam-ent elections, he returned to the BJP.
Ms Kanna has almost served her full term as GHMC elections are due in the next one month though the council’s term officially is completed nearly one-and-a-half year later. Mr Baba Fasiuddin, deputy mayor of the GHMC, says, “Political parties do verify their candidates’ background and they do carry out physical checks too. The details of the case are yet to arrive. Hence it will have to be looked into.”
The TRS had 100 corporators in the GHMC, and not it has 99. The MIM has 32 and the BJP, three....