Vijayawada: Telugu Desam leader Payyavula Kesav demanded that the case of alleged data breach against an IT firm accused of stealing data to benefit the TD, be shifted to Andhra Pradesh so that the investigation could be transparent.
Mr Kesav, government whip in the AP Legislative Council, alleged that the YSR Congress was trying to steal data regarding TD membership, booth conveners and committees through raids on IT firms in Hyderabad with the help of the Telangana state government.
He alleged that it was the YSRC that had instigated raids on the TD's Sevamitra app service provider, IT Grid India with the help of the TRS government.
“They have plotted a political conspiracy to take over app servers by kidnapping the organisers,” Mr Kesav said.
He alleged that the Telangana police have conducted raids on the IT firm in order to rob the data it had and hand it over to the YCRC and that the company’s employees were illegally arrested.
The YSRC’s V. Vijaya Sai Reddy in his complaint had claimed that the voter information would come under the purview of the AP Election Commission rather than the Telangana government. Mr Kesav said that this complaint, which had been submitted to the Telangana police, should be transferred to the AP Police and to the Election Commission.
He asked why the Telangana government had lodged the FIR on the complaint instead of transferring it to AP. “Why were 30 police personnel sent at midnight? Isn’t it a political conspiracy? Isn’t it proof that KCR and Jagan are together?” Mr Kesav asked.
“What more evidence is needed to prove that Jagan has become a pawn in the hands of KCR?”
He said the TD had never violated the law.
Mr Kesav claimed that the voters’ list was public data and could be used by anybody.
The Telangana police raids were an infringement of the rights of the people of AP, he said. “The five crore people of AP are condemning the acts of Andhra culprits Jagan Reddy and Vijay Sai Reddy,” he said.