Chief Minister Chanrababu Naidu and Opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy are scheduled to meet Chief Election Commissioner in Delhi on Monday. The two leaders would be meeting the CEC separately and their issues too are separate.
Chandrababu Naidu would be part of the delegation of the non-BJP parties to complain against the use of Electronic Voting Machines and press for the introduction of the ballot papers. The opposition parties led by the Congress and the Nationalist Congress of Sharad Pawar are rallying together against the use of the EVMs in the wake of the news about the possibility of hacking the machines to change the votes.
The Opposition parties have already decided to give a representation to the EC on the issue in which Chandrababu Naidu would be present along with other leaders. The representation too is ready and it is to be seen how many Opposition leaders would turn up to meet the CEC in the national capital.
On his part, Jaganmohan Reddy would be meeting the CEC to lodge a complaint against the removal of the YSR Congress sympathisers from the voters’ list. There have been allegations of the Telugu Desam Party government in the State sending teams in the name of survey to get feedback on the government’s welfare programme. In the name of this survey, it is alleged that these teams are sending the names of the YSR Congress supporters to the TDP office. The leaders at the TDP office are removing those names from the voters’ list, the YSR Congress alleged.
Jaganmohan Reddy is said to give a representation to the CEC on this allegation and is set to give some evidences. The YSR Congress chief is also likely to complain to the CEC about the misuse of government by Chandrababu Naidu and his going-spree on launching welfare programmes ahead of the elections. Chandrababu Naidu had been announcing welfare schemes one after the other with an eye on elections to cross sections of the people. Jaganmohan Reddy is also complaining against this and is said to be seeking action from the CEC to stop the new programmes.