Opposition leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had lodged a complaint against chief minister Chandrababu Naidu alleging poll-related irregularities and sought corrections. Jaganmohan Reddy met the Chief Election Commissioner in the national capital and submitted a representation.
Jaganmohan Reddy told the EC that the Chandrababu Naidu government was removing the names of the YSR Congress sympathisers from the voters’ list. He said that the government had sent teams of people across the State to get feedback on the welfare programmes. In the name of collecting feedback, the teams were identifying the YSR Congress sympathisers and removing their names from the voters list.
He also told the EC that there were over 20 lakh duplicate votes who have votes in the two Telugu States. They have vote in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh too, he said and wanted the EC to drop them. He also alleged that there were another 20 lakh votes which are double entries and requested the EC to remove them.
Jaganmohan Reddy also complained to the EC about the misuse of government machinery in favour of the ruling Telugu Desam Party. He alleged that the DPG RP Thakur, State Intelligence chief A B Venkateswara Rao and Law and Order IG Ghattamaneni Srinivas were working for the ruling party. He sought their removal from the posts failing which they can tamper with the elections in the State. He also alleged that Chandrababu Naidu had done undue promotions to several officers belonging to his community. These officers were posted across the State in the crucial places to work in favour of the TDP and suppress the opposition parties, Jaganmohan Reddy said.
The YSR Congress chief also submitted evidences in support of his charges against these officers including the DGP and the two others, besides the 37 DSP level police officers, who have been working in favour of the TDP or taking directions from the TDP to suppress the other parties, particularly the YSR Congress. “The elections should be held free and fair manner and if these officers are allowed to work in their respective positions now, there is no guarantee that the elections are free and fair,” Jaganmohan Reddy told the EC.