Former chief minister and TDP president, Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday made an appeal to the voters in the ongoing polls for three Graduates Constituencies in the Legislative Council to cast their votes in favour of the TDP candidates.
In a teleconference with the party activists, Chandrababu Naidu felt that the ruling YSRCP is resorting to irregularities by registering bogus votes in these elections. ”The YSRCP, which has the habit of indulging in irregularities in all the elections, is planning to repeat the same in the ongoing polls for the three Graduates Constituencies in the Legislative Council,” Chandrababu Naidu remarked.
The YSRCP is hatching a conspiracy to somehow win these polls by resorting to registering bogus votes, he observed. ”Already bogus votes have been identified on a large scale as several non-graduates and many outsiders have been enrolled as voters,” Chandrababu Naidu said.
The TDP supremo said that those officials behind enrolling such persons as voters and also those who are ineligible but have been enrolled as voters will have to face legal consequences, Chandrababu Naidu maintained.
He wanted the TDP activists to lodge complaints against such bogus voters with the local police stations besides write to the Election Commission mentioning the names of such bogus voters and the officials behind enrolling them as voters and also seek proper action against them.
With bogus votes on the one side and tempting offers to the voters on the other, the YSRCP is planning to win all the three seats in the ongoing polls, he observed. Chandrababu Naidu thus made an appeal to the party activists to firmly resist such anti-democratic tendencies of the ruling party.
”Sometimes, the second-choice vote will be crucial in the Council polls. So, make sure that the second choice vote is cast in favour of the TDP candidates,” he told the TDP functionaries.
As the polling date is fast approaching, the TDP supremo asked the party activists to intensify their campaign and reach the voters at the grassroots level.