Cong asks EC to deploy additional forces for Kadapa bypoll
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 18:01
Hyderabad: The ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday asked the Election Commission (EC) to deploy additional security forces for by-elections to Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency scheduled to be held on May 8.

In separate representations made to the EC and state Chief Electoral Officer, the Congress said Jammalamadugu and Pulivendula areas, which have good presence of minorities, are sensitive.

Some mandals (revenue divisions) have already witnessed minor disturbances last week, it said.

K J Rao, former EC official, also suggested positioning adequate forces in Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency, it claimed.

Without mentioning his name, the Congress also alleged that former MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was using government and public places to display his election symbol "ceiling fan" and sought necessary action from the election authorities.


First Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 18:01

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