Hyderabad, July 14 (INN): The Congress Government has been misusing official machinery by foisting false cases against sympathizers of YSRCP in the panchayat elections in the garb of the recent Supreme Court verdict, Party senior leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy has said.
“The apex court verdict has been misinterpreted and police have been arresting adversaries of Congress and remanding them to judicial custody depriving them of the opportunity to contest or vote. They have been threatening YSRCP supporters and the Government is misusing the official machinery on a large scale,” he told reporters here on Sunday.
As the Supreme Court verdict has far reaching consequences, it should be reviewed, discussed, debated and a foolproof legislation should be brought in as all political parties are opposing criminalization of politics.
There is every possibility that the government in power can misuse the apex court verdict given in good faith.
“In the panchayat elections, the state has unleashed police force which is playing havoc with innocent people who belong to other parties. Even an inspector can book a case and send the prospective sarpanch to remand making him ineligible to contest or vote in the election. We demand that police should shun from such highhanded behaviour and the misuse of State machinery should be stopped, he said.
Besides misuse of official machinery, Congress and TDP are openly helping each other and trying to field a common candidate against YSRCP supporters. This trend was there in earlier elections as well and the results will be the same now, he said.