TDP alleges rigging by YSRCP, demands re-poll in 38 stations

Chandrababu writes to EC on alleged booth capturing and rigging by YSRCP; demands re-polling in 38 stations.

By: Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Updated: May 7, 2014 8:21 pm

Telugu Desam Party on Wednesday demanded re-election in at least 38 polling stations across Anantapuram, Chittoor, Kadapa and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh, alleging that YSR Congress indulged in booth-capturing and rigging on a massive scale.

“YSRC leaders and contesting candidates caused terror in the villages and intimidated voters. They have captured the polling booths and resorted to rigging by throwing out the TDP polling agents,” TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu said in a letter addressed to the state’s Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal.

In Singanamala Assembly constituency in Anantapuram district, polling officials colluded with YSRC candidate and drove out TDP’s polling agents, he alleged.

He also alleged that in many polling stations in Mydukuru Assembly segment in Kadapa district, YSRC candidate Raghurami Reddy indulged in rigging after the TDP agents were driven out.

TDP candidate Ramasubba Reddy was attacked with knives and stones in Jammalamadugu constituency and the party’s polling agents were kidnapped, while YSRC indulged in rigging in polling stations 80-88 and 138-141, the TDP chief alleged.

In Brahmanapalli village under Atmakuru Assembly segment in PSR Nellore district, the native of YSRC candidates Mekapati brothers, TDP agents were not allowed in the polling stations, he said.

In polling stations 146-150, relatives of the YSRC candidate forcibly entered and resorted to rigging, the TDP president added.

“The entire polling process has been vitiated in these polling stations. The mandate of people is not reflected in view of the violence caused by the YSRC nominees,” Naidu alleged.

In a separate letter to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, Naidu referred to an attack on IPS officer Rajesh Kumar and another officer named Appala Naidu, who were on election duty, allegedly by YSRCP workers, at Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district. Four police vehicles were also damaged in the incident, he said.

“I request you to get the guilty arrested forthwith and also disqualify the YSRC’s candidate for causing violence and attacking police officers on election duty,” Naidu said.

He also brought to the CEC’s notice death of a person at Nallacheruvu village in Anantapuram district after drinking spurious liquor, allegedly supplied by the YSRC. In Sattenapalli in Guntur district, YSRC distributed counterfeit currency notes to the voters, Naidu alleged.

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    Chandra Pakala
    Jul 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm
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    May 8, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    In Velivarthipadu in Tadikonda Guntur dist YSR has given agent 15 Lakhs.
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    Surya Kiran
    May 8, 2014 at 5:37 am
    Its a sign of loosing politician. CBN appears to be of the view that he is at loosing end. Even TDP biased media accepts it that TDP has spent the highest amount of black money in AP as well as telangana.Most of the TDP canidates in AP hold the majority of Liquor(belt) shops in their respective consuency. Is CBN searching for pretext for being on loosing side, although supported by BJP-Pawan, etc...,