YSRC defends EC, faults Naidu’s complaints
YSR Congress party on Monday defended the Election Commission saying it had conducted the elections smoothly and said violent incidents had taken place only in those districts where pro-TDP police were there.
Speaking to media after submitting a petition to the Election Commission seeking action against erring police officials who allegedly filed false cases against YSRC workers, party general secretary and Rajya Sabha member V Vijay Sai Reddy ridiculed Naidu for questioning the authenticity of EVMs and voting patterns.
He said nearly 80 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise and nobody had complained about the EVMs.
“Even Naidu and his family members had cast their votes on April 11 and happily posed for photographs. If the EVMs and VVPATs were faulty, how could he cast his vote?” he asked.
Reddy said Naidu was getting frustrated as he had realised that he was losing power.
“Even intelligence has predicted rout of the TDP. That is why, he has come to Delhi and misleading the national parties,” he said and appealed to all the parties not to fall in Naidu’s trap and support his anti-democratic gimmicks.
The YSRC leader said though there were some problems with the EVMs initially, they were all rectified subsequently. The voters who had gone back in such polling booths, returned to cast their votes without any hassles, he said.
Reddy said his party had appealed to the EC to change the Superintendents of Police in several districts and it had changed the SPs in some districts.
“The violent incidents took place in districts like Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Guntur and Anantapur, where the SPs were not changed and the police had acted in support of the TDP,” he alleged.