TDP demands re-poll in 19 polling stations
With the Election Commission ordering re-poll in five polling booth following a demand of the YSR Congress Party, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) too has demanded re-polling in 19 polling booths in seven constituencies across Andhra Pradesh.
A delegation of the TDP leaders submitted a memorandum to Chief Secretary L.V. Subramanyam in this regard. The delegation including Ministers Devineni Uma, Kollu Ravindra, and Nakka Anand Babu urged the Chief Secretary to recommend the re-poll to the EC.
The TDP made the request two days after the EC ordered re-poll in five booths in Chandragiri Assembly constituency following a complaint by a YSRCP candidate that voters of a particular community were prevented from casting their votes during the polling held on April 11. The ruling party took strong objection to the EC decision to conduct the re-poll after more than a month and alleged that the poll panel was ignoring its demands for re-poll but was accepting the demand of YSRCP.
The TDP leaders claimed that irregularities occurred during the polling in 19 polling booths on April 11. Re-polling in five booths in Chandragiri is scheduled on May 19. Earlier, re-polling in five other booths spread over three districts was held on May 6. Elections to the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state were held on April 11.