AT­TEMPTS ON TO TAM­PER WITH EVMS, SAYS PRATAP REDDY

Deccan Chronicle - - City - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Ga­jwel can­di­date from Pra­jaku­tami Van­teru Pratap Reddy on Satur­day al­leged that there is scope for tam­per­ing of EVMs in the con­stituency.

Against this back­drop, Mr Pratap Reddy com­plained to Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer Ra­jat Ku­mar and asked him to count VVPAT slips along with EVMs on De­cem­ber 11.

Mr Reddy said that he would ap­proach the court if the CEO did not con­sider his re­quest.

The can­di­date said that po­lice­men ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in dis­tribut­ing cash and liquor and asked CEO to take ac­tion against them for act­ing as TRS agents. Reddy ex­uded con­fi­dence of emerg­ing vic­to­ri­ous over care­taker Chief Min­is­ter K. Chan­drasekhar Rao by a ma­jor­ity of 50,000 votes.

“KCR will not even get de­posits. He won the elec­tion by in­dulging in sev­eral cor­rupt prac­tices and fear­ing the de­feat he tried to re­peat the same dur­ing the cur­rent elec­tion,” he added.

Reddy fur­ther as­serted that “true in­de­pen­dence” will be achieved on De­cem­ber 11.

He said Mr Rao has “killed” democ­racy and has not done any­thing for the devel­op­ment of Te­lan­gana in the last four-and-ahalf years. He also said that he will re-open the Sec­re­tariat which has re­mained shut for the last four years.

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