Vastavam web: YS Jagan on Monday urged Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to conduct the parliamentary elections in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on the same day as many people are registered to votes in both the states. 60 lakh duplicate votes allegedly created by the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP)-led government in Andhra Pradesh said YS Jagan.
Naidu’s government has allegedly parked Rs. 4,000-5,000 crore ill-gotten money in all 175 constituencies in the state for distribution to voters during the elections due in April-May. I met the CEC and informed him about the various ways in which the current government is undermining the electoral process. I requested him to intervene in the matter and ensure free and fair elections in the state,” Mr Reddy told reporters after the meeting.
“Not only this, a systematic approach is put in place to identify and delete the votes of YSRCP sympathisers,” he said, alleging that the TDP through an ”app” is conducting a survey to collect the data of YSRCP sympathisers and then remove such voters from the list. He also alleged that data is being “unjustly collected” through the ”Praja Sadhikara Survey” via the Real Time Governance Society (RTGS) database, ”Parishkara Vedika” grievance collection and periodic surveys for political purposes.
Moreover, the TDP has uploaded the entire voter list on a website with photographs of voters, which is a blatant infringements on privacy of voters and a highly unethical action by the party, he told the CEC. YSRCP chief informed about the alleged misrule of the TDP government in the last 4 years and 8 months and how the state government has institutionalised corruption and misused the police force.
Mr Reddy informed the CEC that the police officers belonging to a particular community who are the TDP supporters have been given out of the turn promotions, while others are being denied important posts. “Such favoured police officers are being used to illegally tap phones of political leaders, conduct caste-based census of serving police officers, gather political intelligence, booking illegal cases, harassing the opposition,” he alleged.