Telugu Desam Party’s parliamentarians have written a letter to the Election Commission of India requesting a clear inquiry on the alleged attack that happened to the TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu during one of his campaign tours for the Tirupati Loksabha by-poll election. The concerned unfortunate incident happened last Monday where during a public address the Ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was attacked by the unknown by pelting stones at him and other party cadres.
The TDP parliamentarians have also requested the Election Commission of India to pay additional attention to conduct a free and fair election in Tirupati. The letter addressed to the Election Commission of India was collectively written by TDP leaders Jayadev Galla, Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar, Kesineni Srinivas, and Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu.
MPs have also requested to deploy central forces, installation of cameras at polling booths for live streaming, and deployment of election and micro-observers for a fair election in the region. The state ruling party YSRCP has been under criticism from the opposition front for using illegal measures for the election campaign by using village and ward volunteers for campaign activities, distributing money and liquor at different pockets, and so on.
As per the ground reports, there is a strong criticism that the state police force did not act efficiently during TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu’s visit. Despite being a Z+ category protected dignitary, the state police have failed to provide an absolute security cover to him.