YSRCP leaders on Friday lodged a complaint with Andhra Pradesh DGP R P Thakur and Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, accusing the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the state, of indulging in electoral malpractices and even attempting to delete voters from the electoral rolls.
According to reports, the YSRCP leaders, who were led by Botsa Satyanarayana, highlighted alleged discrepancies in a few constituencies in Vizianagaram district. The YSRCP said that its activists on the ground had caught three 'surveyors' who were allegedly collecting data from voters to delete the names of YSRCP symphathisers and supporters.
Stating that the surveyors were handed over to the police, the YSRCP leaders handed over the tablets to the DGP and asked the authorities to check the software that was being used in the devices. They also alleged that the police booked their 'whistle blowers' instead of taking action against the accused.
Satyanarayana also said that the TDP was sending out such surveyors mainly to constituencies which were considered YSRCP strongholds. He demanded that the DGP and the CEO take strict action against those who were involved in the incident.
However, the TDP denied the allegation and pointed out that the Election Commission was the final authority and it had no influence to tamper the electoral rolls.
With the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha polls fast approaching, politics in Andhra Pradesh has heated up.
Jaganmohan Reddy recently completed a padayatra, in which he covered over 134 out of 175 Assembly constituencies in the state. High on the success of the yatra, YSRCP believes that with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu faltering on the emotional issue of Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh, they can walk away with a large number of Lok Sabha seats and also form the state government in the upcoming Andhra Assembly Elections.