Poll frenzy: AP CM alleges YSRCP foulplay in voters’ deletion

In a trenchant attack, AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu alleged that Opposition leader and YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, in collusion with TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, was trying to tarnish his image and thereby, affect the winning prospects of his party in the upcoming Assembly elections.  

He alleged that there was a conspiracy by the YSR Congress leaders to delete nearly 8 lakh voters in Andhra Pradesh. Stating that the names of persons alive were also being deleted from the voters list, he expressed fear if his name would also go missing. He suspected the role of I-PAC  chief Prashant Kishor, the political strategist hired by YSRC, was behind the deletion of names from electoral rolls. “If people from Bihar try to play games with people in Andhra Pradesh, they will not be tolerated,” he said, hinting at Kishor.

He made it clear that those involved in cyber crimes would not be spared and that the Telugu Desam government would lodge a complaint and fight a legal battle. “The YSRC will loot public property as easily as it had excluded names from the voters list,” Naidu ridiculed. Training his guns at the Telangana Chief Minister, the Chief Minister accused KCR of threatening AP people and businesses run by them in Hyderabad. “KCR should remember that Hyderabad is still the joint capital and I will not tolerate injustice meted out to people of my state,” he affirmed.

Meanwhile, while addressing a public meeting in Chittoor after launching several developmental programmes there, the Chief Minister threw down a gauntlet at Jaganmohan Reddy and asked him to face the elections in a fair manner but not play tricks. He said he was ready to face KCR, Jagan and Modi, even if are united and fight him together. He wondered if Telangana police could really protect AP data if someone stole it, referring to the allegations of data theft by the TDP.  He added that he knew how to protect the data be

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