Voters deleted from electoral rolls, TDP workers staged protest at district collectorate

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MACHILIPATNAM: TDP workers on Wednesday staged a sit-in at the Krishna district collectorate and said that the opposition YSR Congress Party was deleting names of voters in the Andhra Pradesh's Machilipatnam assembly constituency.

 

MACHILIPATNAM: TDP workers on Wednesday staged a sit-in at the Krishna district collectorate and said that the opposition YSR Congress Party was deleting names of voters in the Andhra Pradesh's Machilipatnam assembly constituency.

TDP workers protests were led by Andhra Pradesh Law Minister Kollu Ravindra.

“YS Jagan is indulged in this constituency and has joined hands with K Chandrasekhar Rao of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS)”, Ravindra said.

“YSR Congress Party leader and former MLA Perni Venkataramaiah and his team have submitted fake Form-7s (an application for voter deletion) as the fear of loosing in the general elections”, Ravindra alleged.

“Jagan is afraid of his defeat, and so trying to remove the votes of TDP supporters by misusing technology”, he said.

“The opposition party stands exposed and the matter must be probed”, he added.

The TDP also submitted a memorandum to the Krishna District Revenue Officer.

The TDP supporters and leaders, including Machilipatnam Municipal Chairman M Baba Prasad, also took out a motorcycle rally from Koneru to the collectorate.

On Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu alleged that names of eight lakh TDP voters have been deleted from the electoral rolls.

"A person from Bihar is acting as consultant for the YSRCP. Eight lakh TDP votes have been removed. They used Form-7 for the purpose. Looks like they may even remove my vote tomorrow.", CM Chandrababu Naidu had tweeted.

On Tuesday, addressing a party rally in Nellore, the YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy had said:

“We had requested the Election Commission to remove bogus voters from the electoral rolls and include genuine ones”, Jagan had said.

"But Chandrababu is finding fault with us for this, whereas he is resorting to devious things like enrolment of bogus voters and deletion of genuine ones," he added.

The slugfest between the Telegu Desam Party and YSRC continued in the backdrop of a case filed in Hyderabad over alleged theft of sensitive government data, including the electoral rolls, through a private IT firm.

The IT firm is engaged in providing various technological services to the TDP, including creation of a mobile application SevaMitra.

 

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