Telugu Desam Supremo and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the Election Commission is biased against the TDP and favouring the Opposition YSR Congress. He wrote a letter to the EC alleging that the EC is being targeted as part of the greater conspiracy by the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narenxra Modi.
The EC had transferred several police officers, including the Prakasam district SP, besides a couple of CIs and SIs in Prakasam and Guntur districts. The police officials are accused of helping the ruling TDP and working against the YSR Congress for all these years. The YSR Congress had been fighting for the biased attitude of the State police and had insisted on transfer of the DGP, intelligence DG and several senior police officials. The YSR Congress alleged that these officers have been working in favour of the ruling TDP.
The EC acted on the complaint and shifted some of them, including the SPs of Kadapa, Srikakulam and Prakasam and intelligence DG, to the disadvantage of the TDP. The Income Tax officials too have raided the offices and houses of some of the TDP candidates and leaders across the state, which irked the ruling party. The TDP is completely upset with the police searching the office of Guntur MP Galla Jaydev and Chandrababu Naidu expressed his utter displeasure over this development. The TDP demanded immediate transfer of election observer to the State, K K Sarma, who is accused of having RSS connection. The TDP sees that the BJP government had intentionally sent Sarma to Andhra Pradesh only to work against the TDP.
The TDP chief also accused the EC officials who are posted to Andhra Pradesh of working against the ruling party and demanded that all these officers be shifted before the State goes for the elections. Chandrababu Naidu also made an appeal to the people that the TDP is being victimised and all forces have joined hands to defeat him and his TDP. He tried to gain some sympathy from the voters on victimisation and conspiracy theories. It is to be seen how people would take this as they begin to cast their votes hours from now.