Vijayawada : Telugu Desam Party Andhra Pradesh Unit President K Atchannaidu on Sunday termed as ‘bogus’ the results of the ZPTC and MPTC elections, and alleged that the ruling party resorted to violations, attacks and forced unanimous elections in many places.
Mr. Atchannaidu challenged Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to cancel the Parishad elections and issue a fresh notification to hold the polls in a free and fair manner.
Can the ruling YSRCP leaders face the rising anti-incumbency factor face to face? The Chief Minister has been making a mockery of all constitutional institutions and processes with the elections being no exception.
In a statement here, the Senior TDP leader recalled how the Chief Minister had threatened his Ministers and MLAs with dire consequences including political exile if they failed to win the Parishad elections. As a result, the ruling party leaders resorted to all sorts of harassment, misuse of the Government machinery and the electoral violations.
The most shameful part of all this was that the police and the officials of all the concerned departments became a party to the ruling party’s excesses.
Mr. Atchannaidu said that since day one, Mr Reddy-led YSRCP regime has been throwing the democratic norms to the winds at each and every step.
The Parishad election results would not reflect the true mandate given by the people, who were totally upset with the atrocious regime, he claimed, adding that these results would only highlight the extreme levels to which the ruling YSRCP leaders would go in their bid to win the elections.
They committed murder of democracy all through, the Senior TDP leader said Why would the people give unanimous results when the Government failed on all fronts?
He flayed that the YSRCP regime had committed betrayals on most of its promises made in the Padayatra and in the party election manifesto.