Staff Reporter

KADAPA: Telugu Desam Party functionaries staged dharna before Kadapa Collector's bungalow here on Wednesday alleging widespread irregularities in polling and demanded ordering a repoll at most places in the district.

Rajya Sabha member C. Ramachandraiah and TDP politburo member K. Sivananda Reddy who led the protest alleged that Congress functionaries made a mockery of democracy and indulged in unbridled rigging. Accusing Congressmen of dragging out TDP agents from several polling stations to rig the polls, they cast aspersions on polling officials and police.

The TDP represented to Collector M.T. Krishna Babu to recommend a repoll all over the district. The Collector promised to inquire into specific complaints and take appropriate action.