Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy today alleged that ruling TRS was making mockery of democracy by violating elections norms in GHMC elections.
Speaking to the media at party office, Kishan Reddy said the government had said all arrangements have been made including posting of officers to help voters if they have any problems at polling booths. But the voters had to face many problems when they found their names were missing in voters list. There were no officers nor any kind of guidance was provided to help the voters, he said.
Kishan Reddy alleged that entire police machinery worked at the behest of TRS government and intimidated BJP workers, who tried to help voters in finding their booth number and their names in voter list. The police acted in a partial manner by doing nothing when TRS workers gathered at polling stations, but only the BJP workers were chased away. He said the BJP workers were attacked in various areas in the city during polling by ruling TRS workers and MIM workers.
The BJP chief accused Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy of openly intimidating police personnel on duty. The Home Minister reported to have told police that “We are in power for another three years”, Kishan Reddy claimed. Not only BJP workers were attacked in Azampura, Karwan, Charminar and other areas, even Congress leaders were also attacked by MIM supporters, the party which had encouraged MIM earlier, he said, adding that one of a woman BJP candidate Amin Sultana and her husband were attacked by MIM workers in old city.
Taking a dig at TRS and MIM, Kishan Reddy said while the government machinery was misused by MIM with the support of the ruling party, TRS violated all norms by making mockery of democracy. (NSS)