Amaravathi experts said that with an Election Commission (EC) team touring Andhra Pradesh to audit the state voter list, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Thursday raised its attack on the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), alleging that over 59 lakh fake voters had been attached to the list at its behest.
While out of the total 3.69 crore names on state voter rolls, over 59 lakh (16%) are void or duplicate, the YSRCP said at a press conference on Thursday and claimed that the TDP government was doing everything in its power to undermine democracy and steal the votes. Moreover, the party also published a detailed survey pointing out 59,18,631 voters under 12 different sections such as duplicate, illegal, invalid, bogus and demographically similar entries.
Moreover, it said the number of such voters was 52.7 lakh in September 2018. The party further stated that over 20 lakh people have voted in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Reportedly YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had on February 4 met the Chief Election Commissioner to bring to his notice differences in the state voter list and asked him to interrupt in the matter to secure free and fair elections. Obviously following the directive, a 10 member EC team, led by former Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi, arrived in the state on Wednesday to attend an audit of the electoral roll.