Andhra Pradesh

YSRCP stooping to levelling baseless charges: TDP

‘The Opposition party is staring at defeat in Nandyal’

The TDP has alleged that the YSR Congress Party is levelling baseless charges against the ruling party as it fears defeat in the byelection to the Nandyal Assembly constituency and that its false complaint to the Election Commission amounts to committing a crime.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, TDP MPs Konakalla Narayana Rao and Kesineni Nani pointed out how the MPs and MLAs of the YSRCP had misled the officials by stating that the ruling party was moving money in the pantry vehicle of the Chief Minister’s convoy to influence the voters and were proved wrong.

Criminal background

They stated that the people were aware of which leader had a criminal background and who was in jail for 16 months after being named accused in 12 charge sheets filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the disproportionate assets and quid pro quo cases.

In fact, it was 42 YSRCP activists who were caught red-handed while distributing money among the voters, the TDP leaders alleged.

Stating that the YSRCP was resorting to all sorts of gimmicks, including demanding the Election Commission to postpone the byelection, as it was staring at defeat, the TDP MPs said the Opposition party was stooping to levelling baseless charges against the Chief Minister. Not only YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy but also his associates such as V. Vijaysai Reddy, Bhumana Karunakar Reddy and Botcha Satyanarayana had criminal background, they alleged.

They demanded that the police arrest YSRCP MLA G. Srikanth Reddy for allegedly threatening a police officer and trying to impact the morale of the officials on election duty.

‘Ban Sakshi

The TDP leaders urged the Election Commission to ban ‘Sakshi’ newspaper and television channel for acting as the mouthpiece of the Opposition party. They further urged the EC to include the coverage being given in the newspaper and the TV channel to YSR Congress candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy in his election expenditure.

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