NewDelhi : Telugu Desam Party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday submitted an 11-page memorandum to the Election Commission of India (ECI), alleging that the ruling YSRC was involved in “subverting electoral practices” Further, he submitted a proposal to the ECI for linking of Voter identity cards with Aadhaar for the conduct of free and fair elections.
“When Aadhaar is playing a vital role in revolutionising digital currency in the country, why should it not be used for electoral purposes,” he sought to know.
Speaking to reporters in Delhi after the meeting, he opined that interlinking the two identity cards will help in the conduct of free and fair elections as the menace of fake votes can be addressed effectively.
Elaborating on the irregularities in the State pertaining to the voters’ list, he said, “In an attempt to preempt the ECI guidelines, the YSRC issued norms on November 29, 2022, removing the teachers from the list of staff members available to the district collectors for carrying out the election processes. If this continues, there will be disastrous consequences across the country and the election process will become a mere selection process, defeating the very essence of free and fair polls.