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Naidu calls EC pro-government, wants action against Pragya

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Minister and (TDP) on Friday accused the of being pro-government and demanded action against BJP's candidate for "insulting"

Talking to media after meeting officials, said, "The decisions of the are very controversial, one-sided, pro-establishment."

Accusing the of supporting the government, said: "We are fighting against the and it is very unfortunate for all of us".

He also questioned the for ordering re-polling in after 25 days.

The TDP said action should be taken against BJP's candidate for insulting

"Even now you are not taking any action. If it is BJP MPs, Prime Minister, Amit Shah, you are not taking action. This is not right. I have complained to them (EC officials)," he said.

Thakur came under widespread criticism after describing Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse as a "deshbakht" (patriot).

On West Bengal, Naidu said the Commission had no right to transfer any "It is against the spirit of federalism...transferring officials is akin to surrendering to the Central government," Naidu said.

He also targeted the EC for curtailing the election campaign in by invoking Article 324 of the Constitution, raising questions over permission given to to conduct two meetings in

"I am a of this country and I have seen so many elections. But I have never seen this type of (Election) Commission," he said.

With less than a week for announcement of Lok Sabha poll results, Naidu has planned meetings with several opposition leaders during his two day visit to the national capital.A

He met and and Delhi Chief Minister on Friday evening.

On Saturday, he is expected to meet here and later supremo Mayawati in

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 21:12 IST
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