Vijayawada: Members of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) met with the Election Commissioner on Monday to request an investigation into fake votes that have been reportedly registered in Andhra Pradesh since 2014.
Speaking to the media, V. Vijay Sai Reddy, a Rajya Sabha member of YSRCP who led the delegation, accused N. Chandrababu Naidu, the president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), of using various irregularities to gain power through fake votes. Reddy commented, “He is now alleging that we are indulging in fraud. It is like a thief calling others a thief.”
Reddy emphasized that it is the Election Commission’s responsibility to remove any fraudulent votes. The YSRCP also urged the Election Commission to link voter cards with Aadhar Cards promptly. This move would ensure that each person can cast only one vote, promoting fairness and transparency in the upcoming elections. Reddy revealed that the process of voter enrollment has become more transparent, resulting in a decrease in registered votes from 3,98,34,776 in 2019 to 3,97,96,678 now.
Addressing concerns about fake votes, Reddy clarified that there are no fake votes registered in Andhra Pradesh. The party’s goal is to have an authentic list of voters. Reddy alleged that Chandrababu Naidu is allegedly registering false votes through organizations like “Seva Mitra” and “My TDP.” The YSRCP delegation urged the Election Commission to halt TDP’s voter profiling. The Election Commission has reportedly assured the YSRCP members that a thorough investigation will be conducted by a full Commission to address the issue.