Misuse of official machinery by Congress alleged
HYDERABAD: Former Union Minister and BJP secretary Bandaru Dattatreya has urged the State Election Commission (SEC) to order for videorecording of the polling process during the mandal and zilla parishad elections on June 28 and July 2.
Alleging that the Congress was resorting to misuse of official machinery and using the police to harass the Opposition party cadre, Mr. Dattatreya wanted the SEC to act impartially and ensure free and fair elections.
Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, the BJP leader said videorecording of the polling process would deter political parties from using pressure tactics on voters.
He also alleged that liquor was flowing freely in the districts where elections were being held on Wednesday. He accused the ruling party and the TDP of `liberally' distributing money and liquor to woo voters.