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Demands for repolling at Tirupati grow louder louder from TDP, BJP & Jana Sena

Accusing the ruling YSRCP of resorting to malpractices and irregularities in the byelection to Tirupati parliamentary constituency as relayed widely by media across several news channels with evidence, TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has demanded a re -polling in the segment. 
 
He also sought to know what the election observers and micro-observers deployed by the Central Election Commission were doing when thousands of YSRCP henchmen from other parts of Chittoor and Kadapa districts were voting fraudulently. In fact, TDP candidate Panabaka Lakshmi and TDP and BJP leaders caught hundreds of fraudulent voters standing in queues holding fake ID cards, but there was no action by the EC. 
 
While the BJP, Congress, Left parties and the TDP have made complaints to the Election Commission and are demanding repolling, the YSRCP is making a mockery of the same and turned the election process into a farce by misusing the official machinery. “Through visuals and other video evidence, it is clear that YSRCP has brought thousands of outsiders in order to cast fake votes for absentees/shifted/ dead voters,” alleged Chandrababu Naidu. 
 
Meanwhile, BJP state president Somu Veerraju and party candidate for the election K. Ratna Prabha have written to the Chief Election Commissioner to countermand the entire process and order a repoll. The party has also requested the EC to order a probe into the alleged bogus voting. 
 
“Thousands of bogus voters were transported from neighbouring Parliamentary constituencies since Friday and even on the day of polling. They were stationed in lodges and kalyana mandapams owned by the ruling party leaders...Due to the large scale bogus voting, almost akin to booth capturing, and vitiation of election process, and as a large number of polling stations are involved, the result of the elections is likely to be affected. Therefore, we appeal to the ECI to exercise its powers...and countermand the poll...,” Somu Veerraju and Ratna Prabha said in the letter.
 
Several leaders from across the state expressed anguish over the way polling was conducted in Tirupati. 
 

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