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EC's integrity at stake, says Chandrababu Naidu

IANS  |  Amaravati 

Minister has termed as 'disturbing' the Election Commission's action cutting short the election campaign in by a day and has said that the poll panel's integrity is at stake.

The (TDP) said it was disturbing to see prompt action by the on a complaint by the BJP and its in while conveniently ignoring the complaints of the

"It is even more disturbing to see the conspicuous inaction of the regarding the complaint of 22 political parties of the opposition to validate EVM counting with the counting of at least 50 per cent VVPAT slips in each Assembly constituency," tweeted.

The TDP said giving clean chit to and taking unjustified prompt action after false complaints were made by the BJP and wilful inaction on genuine complaints by opposition parties raised doubts about the neutrality, impartiality and fairness of the

"It's high time the ECI acts on the complaints made by opposition parties to restore its credibility and fulfil its constitutional mandate of conducting free and fair elections. The institutional integrity of the and integrity of the democratic process of elections is at stake," added.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 13:34 IST
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