Vijayawada: YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the TD government in Andhra Pradesh was doing everything in its power to subvert democracy. He met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora in Delhi on Monday and informed him of the various ways in which the current government was undermining the electoral process.
He requested him to intervene in the matter and ensure that free and fair elections were held in Andhra Pradesh. He said that they had identified 52.67 lakh duplicate votes in September 2018 and had brought it to the attention of the CEC several times. The number of such votes has increased to 59.18 lakh votes at the behest of the TD government in AP, he alleged.
He also said that the TD government had been favouring some police officers in the state. He said such police officers comprising of these select SPs and Dy SPs were being used to illegally tap phones of important political leaders. They were also being used to conduct a caste based census of serving police officers to nullify the effect of the Election Commission mandated selection of personnel, gather political intelligence, book illegal cases, and harass the opposition, thereby helping the TD in the elections.
“Many more such discrepancies are mentioned in the letter, with specific reference to the DGP, ADGP (Intelligence), DIG (Law & Order-Coordination). In the light of the above, it is pertinent to remove the DGP, ADGP-Intelligence and DIG-Law and Order from election duty,” he said.
He alleged that the Naidu government had promoted 35 ineligible CIs belonging to their caste as DSPs. He also said that a new post had been created to accommodate Ghatta-maneni Srinivas....