Vijayawada: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu wrote a seven-page strongly worded letter to the Election Commission of India protesting the manner in which three IPS officers were transferred.
Mr Naidu said he is shocked to see the communication from the EC on the transfers without even conducting preliminary inquiry into the complaint lodged by the YSRC.
He also said that the DG, Intelligence, does not come under the purview of the EC and he can’t be transferred. He urged the EC to cancel the transfer orders.
“Unfortunately, the conduct of the EC has now become highly questionable and it is joining the list of Constitutional Bodies which are no longer independent,” said Mr Naidu in his letter.
Referring to cases pending against YSRC chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Mr Naidu said such persons who have committed heinous crimes are being welcomed by the EC.
“They are being treated as the most trustworthy persons to make false and baseless allegations against honest public servants. It conveys the message that the honest public servants have to bow before such persons who have no scruples. Thus the action of the EC is prima facie hasty, biased, undemocratic, and suffers from the principles of natural justice.
The transfer orders would adversely affect the morale of the honest, judicious and upright police officials of AP who have the reputation for their efficiency and professionalism,” Mr Naidu wrote. He added that the EC’s conduct has become questionable due to this coloured decision which is deliberately aimed at benefitting the YSRC under the influence of Narendra Modi aided by KCR....