Jagan Mohan calls on AP Governor seeking action against attacks on party cadres

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on April 16, 2019

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

A YSR Congress delegation led by party president, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has appealed to the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, ESL Narasimhan to intervene and stop the growing attacks on the party cadre by TDP cadres, misuse of state funds and ensure safe keep of EVMs.

The Leader of Opposition told media after giving the representation here on Tuesday ‘we have lodged a complaint with the Governor that Chandrababu Naidu, who has appointed his own henchmen in crucial places to help TDP in all ways during the elections and post poll and sought his intervention to put the issue under check.

There were many instances of violence going unabated and attacks on YSRCP cadre are on the rise as Naidu has given out-of-turn promotions belonging to his community to target the Opposition Party and its sympathisers, he alleged.

He said that the strong rooms where the EVMs were stored at various places should be guarded and strict vigilance should be placed pressing para-military forces into service. More so, because of the incident in Machilipatnam where unauthorised people had opened the strong room and attempted to tamper with the EVMs.

On Naidu’s complaint about EVMs, he said, these theatrics are not new for him as he always wanted someone or something to blame for his failure.

It was the same EVMs that were used in 2014 when his coalition had won, we did not complain. Just three months before the general elections, Congress won Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka and there were no complaints.

Before the EVMs are put to use the polling agents verify them and conduct a mock polling of 50 votes and only after they certify do the actual voting begins, he said.

Though we had given the same complaint to Election Commission earlier, we have lodged the complaint to the Governor too, Jagan added.

Published on April 16, 2019

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