Chandrababu making a mockery of democracy: Jagan

Chandrababu making a mockery of democracy: Jagan

Agency News

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 4 : YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has moved the Election Commission (EC) about the large scale irregularities in the voters list and the gross misuse of official machinery besides nepotism by the Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh and sought immediate remedial steps to ensure a free and fair general election in the state.

Speaking to media after submitting a representation to the Election Commission he said, ‘we lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner urging him to intervene and check the large scale irregularities in tampering of the electoral rolls and misusing the police force for political gains by Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP government in the State as he was making a mockery of democracy. Our complaint was based on unflinching evidence and data to corroborate with our complaint, he said.

In the first place, we gave the Election Commission the data of over 59.18 lakh ineligible voters who were included in the list, of which 20 lakh people have double votes in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh while the remaining 20 lakh have double votes within the state. While this exercise was done to swell their votes, they have taken up enumeration process in the name of various surveys to identify YSRCP sympathisers and are deleting their names to double up the effect, he said.

We have provide ample evidence to prove our point and at the same time we said that police machinery is being misused by TDP government and they are actively involved in parking of funds running to over Rs 5,000 Crore in various constituencies ahead of elections for distribution, Mr Reddy alleged.

This apart, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has upgraded or created new posts to accommodate people of his own community and there cannot be a free and fair elections unless the three top officials are shifted immediately as they have been working at the beck and call of the political needs of the TDP leadership, the YSRCP President said. (UNI)