On Tuesday, the YSR Congress party leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy submitted a memorandum to Governor ESL Narasimhan seeking his intervention in preventing the Naidu government from misusing power after polling for the state assembly was held on April 11 and results were due to be announced next month. He accused N Chandrababu Naidu of continuing to misuse his office by slapping false cases against opposition workers and misappropriating state funds.
Jagan said to media, there was a complete breakdown of law and order in Andhra Pradesh during and after the assembly and Lok Sabha elections. He alleged that Naidu was misusing the police force to attack leaders of rival parties. “Nearly 40 DSPs (deputy superintendents of police) belonging to a particular community were given posting in crucial places, where they were used to intimidate YSRC workers and foist false cases against them while sparing the TDP’s workers who indulged in large scale violence,” he alleged.
Earlier, Assembly speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao created a ruckus at Inimetla village in Sattenapalli constituency on the polling day and police had not filed any case against him, he accused. “He stormed into the polling station, tore his own shirt and intimidated the voters. Is it not a crime to enter the polling booth? Why haven’t the police filed a case against him?” he asked.