The Election Commission on Friday “cautioned” Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for his communal remarks and asked him to be more careful in the future. Also Read - Full Lockdown In Telangana Extended Till May 30, Activities Allowed For 4 Hours Daily | Check Latest Guidelines Here 

In an order issued Friday, the EC said, it is of the view that by delivering such speeches, Rao has violated the provisions of model code, which specifies that no political party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate existing differences, or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities. Also Read - With No Place to Isolate, Covid Positive Student Spends 11 Days on a Tree in Telangana

The Commission had on April 10 issued him a show cause notice, finding him prima facie guilty of passing derogatory remarks against Hindus while addressing an election rally in Karimnagar in March. Also Read - Complete Lockdown in Telangana After Eid? Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao To Take Final Decision Shortly

VHP state president M Rama Raju had filed a complaint claiming that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief “tried to secure votes by passing derogatory remarks against Hindus while addressing the election rally at Karimnagar on March 17”.