EC not conducted free and fair polls in the State: YSRCP

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Vijayawada: The Election Commission not conducted free and fair polls in the State; the EC is bias to one party and their men which caused the violence incidents after post polls.

YSRCP General Secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy alleged that the police were not acting to stop ongoing violence and attacks by anti-social elements against YSRCP members.

The reports of riots in various places including Macharla, Tirupati, Tadipatri, and Palnadu and that his party lodged complaints with the EC and DGP, he said.

He also made allegations of improper conduct by the Election Commission’s Police Observer, Deepak Mishra. He demanded an independent investigation into Mishra’s actions and their alleged impact on violent incidents.

Speaking to the media persons he said that TDP is targeting poor and vulnerable segments of society. Police acted with negligence in addressing complaints about the violence resorted to by it to disrupt polling and obstruct votes for the YSRCP.

He also pointed out over the transfer of 29 officers, predominantly police personnel, before polling, without adequate inquiry. He claimed that instances of violence coincided with complaints made by state BJP President D. Purandareshwari.

He alleged that the TDP Chief Chandrababu instigated unrest and spread false propaganda, he also voiced the apprehension that the opposition may resort to violence during the vote-counting process.

Ministers Ambati Rambabu, Merugu Nagarjuna, and Jogi Ramesh, along with YSRCP MLAs Perninani and Namburu Shankara Rao met CEO Mukesh Kumar Meena and DGP Harish Kumar Gupta, demanding a thorough investigation and appropriate action concerning violence by the TDP on the polling day and the day after in many parts of the State.

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