Cong leader criticises TDP chief's remarks
Hyderabad, Jul 3 (UNI) Senior Congress leader and MLA G Muddu Krishnam Naidu said Telugu Desam Party Chief N Chandrababu Naidu was making unnecessary allegations against the Congress Party and the State Election Commission (SEC) only due to "their fear of defeat in the recently concluded local body elections in the state.' Addressing a press conference here, he said Mr Chandrababu Naidu was making the allegations "ignoring his status, insulting democracy and questioning the powers of the Election Commission." The SEC had exercised its powers to conduct the elections without any partiality. Mr Chandrababu Naidu had seen several elections when he was in power and was well versed with the poll process.
The elections were held peacefully barring few incidents. Giving details, he said on the polling day in 2001 six persons were killed and of them, five belonged to the Congress. In 2006, a Congress worker was murdered.
He said repolling was ordered in 153 places in 2001 as compared to 111 in 2006.
He said the people of the state were attracted by the welfare schemes launched by the ruling Congerss in the last two years and voted for it.
The state government had provided free power supply to 22 lakh people without any party affiliation and old-age pension besides taking up housing construction in every village under INDIRAMMA.
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