Active Stocks
Fri Jun 14 2024 15:58:47
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,597.45 1.05%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 840.20 -0.44%
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 183.05 0.30%
  1. ICICI Bank share price
  2. 1,105.10 -0.20%
  1. Kotak Mahindra Bank share price
  2. 1,717.00 -0.54%
Business News/ Politics / News/  Andhra Pradesh: YSRC MLA P Ramakrishna Reddy caught on camera damaging EVM; ECI orders ‘strict action’ | Watch
BackBack

Andhra Pradesh: YSRC MLA P Ramakrishna Reddy caught on camera damaging EVM; ECI orders ‘strict action’ | Watch

The Election Commission of India directed the Andhra Pradesh police chief to take strict criminal action against a ruling YSRCP MLA caught damaging an EVM in Macherla constituency during the May 13 polls.

YSRC MLA caught on camera damaging EVM in Andhra Pradesh. (Photo: PIB)Premium
YSRC MLA caught on camera damaging EVM in Andhra Pradesh. (Photo: PIB)

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday directed the Andhra Pradesh police chief to take strict criminal action against a ruling YSRCP MLA who was caught on camera damaging an EVM in the Macherla assembly constituency during the May 13 polls.

As reported by PTI, the Electronic voting machines (EVMs) were damaged on May 13 in seven polling stations in the Macherla constituency, including in polling station number 202, where local MLA P Ramakrishna Reddy allegedly damaged an EVM.

Also Read: Battle for Andhra Pradesh: Can Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSRCP defeat a resurgent TDP for second term in office?

“In Macherla Assembly Constituency, EVMs were damaged in seven polling stations including the PS no (polling station number) 202 where this incident of damage of EVM by the sitting MLA P Ramakrishna Reddy was recorded in the web camera," said a statement from Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena’s office late on Tuesday.

The ECI statement said, “As reported by the police, the name of the MLA (P Ramakrishna Reddy) has been included as an accused during the investigation."

Considering the gravity of the matter, the poll body took a serious view of this development, directing the CEO to inform DGP Harish Kumar Gupta to take strict criminal action against all the persons involved.

Also Read: Election Commission orders transfer of Andhra Pradesh police chief K V Rajendranath ahead Assembly polls 2024

Further, the ECI called on the police to take stringent action against all the persons involved in the EVM damaging cases to make an example out of them so that “nobody in the future dares to take any such action to interfere into the peaceful conduct of polls".

District election officials in Palnadu have given the police the footage of these incidents to aid their investigation.

On May 13, Andhra Pradesh witnessed election-related violence across several locations in the districts of Palnadu, Tirupati, and Anantapur. The state conducted simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls on the day.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

3.6 Crore Indians visited in a single day choosing us as India's undisputed platform for General Election Results. Explore the latest updates here!

Catch all the Politics News and Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.
More Less
Published: 22 May 2024, 08:39 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You