YSRCP Files Plaint Against Ex-DG’s Involvement In Election Process

AB Venkateswara Rao - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has lodged a written complaint with the Election Commission about the continuing role of former director general (intelligence), AB Venkateswara Rao in the election process.

Cracking the whip, the EC on March 26 ordered the transfer of Rao and two district superintendents of police, following complaints against them by the YSRCP.

They attached him to the police headquarters and spelt out that he should not be given any election-related work, the EC sources had said.

The party quoting an article in a newspaper alleged that field intelligence officers were asked to continue reporting to Rao. The officers were reportedly being monitored by AB Venkateswara Rao though he is supposed to keep away from election duties. A YSRCP leader said that Chandrababu had turned police officers like Venkateswara Rao into party functionaries and these officials too, were finding it difficult to break out of their old habits. Unless the EC Observer, KK Sharma takes a serious note of AB Venkateswara Rao’s activities, it would be a challenge for the police machinery to be a part of a free and fair pollprocess, he said.

Andhra Pradesh goes to simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls. All the 25 seats of Parliament will go for polling in the first phase on April 11, as also for 175 assembly seats.

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