Vijayawada -TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan recently met Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, presenting a series of complaints against the ruling YSRCP Government in Andhra Pradesh. Following the meeting, Naidu expressed concerns about various issues to the Election Commission, whose members are on a two-day visit to the state ahead of the upcoming legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
Naidu claimed that unprecedented atrocities were taking place, accusing the YSRCP Government of attempting to dismantle the structure of the TDP, targeting its workers and leaders to hinder their activities. He alleged that the YS Jagan Government engaged in the manipulation of voter lists by including bogus voters.
The TDP leader appealed to the Election Commission to allocate officials for election duty based on the national best practices. He pointed out that traditionally, experienced individuals such as teachers and government officials were appointed for election duty, while the YSRCP Government was assigning women police officials as Booth Level Officers (BLO). Naidu questioned the expertise of 2,600 women police officials appointed as BLOs in 83 constituencies and demanded the deployment of central police observers if necessary. He further urged the Election Commission to establish a separate cell to monitor the election process and eliminate irregularities.
Additionally, Naidu brought to the attention of the Election Commission that government officials, including district collectors, were participating in an election campaign titled ‘Why AP Needs Jagan’ to promote the YSRCP president. The leaders requested strict scrutiny and intervention to ensure a fair and unbiased electoral process in the upcoming elections.