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Election Commission has no credibility: Naidu

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Pradesh Minister on Saturday said the has lost its credibility as it functions on the instructions of and his office.

Raising questions on the poll panel's independence and impartiality, told outside the here that the level playing field -- an essential attribute of democracy -- "now stands disturbed".

The Minister was speaking after his meeting with Election Commissioner

said officials in were being transferred in an arbitrary manner and the has been replaced by a person, who was accused along with YSR chief in a case.

Describing the acts of the poll panel as "unfair", Naidu said that the "has lost all credibility among the people of the nation" and its image has been dented in their eyes.

He alleged that the poll panel observer in the State was having links with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

Recalling that all the opposition parties had demanded for 50 per cent matching of EVMs with VVPATs, Naidu said that increasing that number from one to five by the was "insufficient".

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 15:12 IST
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