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Video of Telangana man seeking return of money paid to voters after wife loses panchayat polls surfaces; inquiry underway

Hyderabad: A video has surfaced showing a man in Telangana allegedly asking voters to return the money he had distributed while seeking votes for his wife in the just concluded Panchayat polls after she was defeated.

 Video of Telangana man seeking return of money paid to voters after wife loses panchayat polls surfaces; inquiry underway

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After the clip purportedly showing the man seeking return of the money from people in Jajireddygudem village in Suryapet district surfaced, district officials said an inquiry was on into the episode.

"We are inquiring... today, the Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) is going for inquiry," a district official said on Thursday.

The inquiry will look into whether there was any violation of elections laws, the official added. The man has been identified as Prabhakar and his wife reportedly lost the election for the office of a ward member in the village.

The Panchayat elections in the state held over three phases concluded on Wednesday. The first and second phases were held on January 21 and 25 respectively.

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Updated Date: Jan 31, 2019 13:46:09 IST