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
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.