Vijaywada: YSRC MPs complain to EC against Telugu Desam Party's vote-bank tactics
By Express News Service | Published: 18th July 2017 10:39 AM |
VIJAYAWADA: YSR Congress Party MPs met Chief Election Commissioner of India Achal Kumar Jyoti in New Delhi on Monday to lodge a complaint against the ruling Telugu Desam in Andhra Pradesh. They complained that TDP leaders were wooing voters and sometimes intimidating them to win the ensuing Nandyal Assembly byelection. Some ruling party leaders threatened to deny the fruits of development if the Nandyal electorate failed to vote for the TDP in the ensuing byelection, they said.
Pointing out that TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy in Telangana was caught red handed while offering a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to the nominated MLA to ensure the win of the party candidate in the MLC elections, the YSRC MPs urged the Chief Election Commissioner to suspend the recognition of TDP for resorting to electoral malpractices.
Speaking on the occasion, Ongole MP YV Subba Reddy alleged that the entire focus of TDP government was on Nandyal to win the byelection at any cost.More than 10 ministers were deployed in Nandyal Assembly constituency to ensure the victory of the TDP candidate in the byelection through coercion, he said.
“We took all these happenings in Nandyal Assembly constituency to the notice of the Chief Election Commissioner and urged him to initiate necessary action against the ruling TDP for trying to intimidate the electorate,” he said.The MPs who met the Chief Election Commissioner included Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, P Mithun Reddy and V Varaprasad.