Congress allies’ plaint to EC on KCR

Hyderabad: Accusing caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao of misusing the official machinery and police officials to harass them, the Mahakutami parties today lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the former for harassing them ahead of the Assembly elections.

A delegation led by TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, TDP’s Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, TJS Dilip Kumar, CPI Chada Venkat Reddy have lodged a complaint with CEO Rajat Kumar at the Secretariat here.

Later they told mediapersons that they lashed out at the caretaker Chief Minister for harassing them by tapping their phones and checking vehicles. The KCR Government was resorting to dictatorial attitude against the Opposition parties and “murdering” democracy in the State, they deplored. “We will approach President Ramnath Kovind and seek action to check the malpractices of the KCR Government”, they said. “We have already urged the Centre to impose President’s rule as KCR government will go beyond democracy to suppress other parties”, they added.

They also warned of serious action against Intelligence DIG Prabhakar, DCP and others for tapping phone, harassing in the name of checking. The police and other officials deliberately attempting to harass the grand alliance partners at the behest of KCR Government they said. The phones are being tapped including Utham, L Ramana and TJS Chief, Kodandaram and others for political gains and giving free hand to the ruling party leaders they contended.

We have complained to the CEO against DIG, a DCP for checking TD leader L Ramana vehicle going along with the family members, took one out and used third degree with vengeance. Some police officials also did same and checked Kodandaram vehicles.

The CEO has promised to inquire and take action by getting details from DGP, home secretary and concerned officials, they said. They said the Chief Electoral Officer has given the assurance that he will enquire with the DGP and Home Secretary. The police can tap the phones of anti-nationals, related to defence, they said, adding that the same cannot be done with regard to politicians.