Govt slammed for rushing thru coop polls

January 22: Condemning the large-scale irregularities in the voter enrollment
for the cooperative elections, YSR Congress has said the State Government has
taken up the exercise only to get a hold of the cooperative bodies though the
elections are supposed to be apolitical.

“The Government has rushed
through the process and resorted to many irregularities only to take control
over the cooperative bodies. We condemn attitude of the State Government and
the way in which it has steering the elections,” party senior leader Dr MV
Mysoora Reddy told reporters here on Tuesday.

The magnitude of the
irregularities can be gauged from the fact that over 10 lakh members were
registered overnight. On the last day, over 11 lakh members were enrolled which
shows that the exercise is a farce.

The ledgers were tampered with
heavily and we have reports from Nalgonda, Chittoor, Mahboobnagar, Warangal, Kadapa, Guntur,
East Godavari, Prakasam, Nellore and
and other places about large-scale irregularities. There were irregularities
even at Narsaraopet, the constituency of the minister for Cooperative
Societies, he said. 

The government which has no
sympathy for farmers and could not provide Minimum Support Price (MSP) has now
shown keen interest in enrolling their people as members. Farmers who are not
favourable to the government were denied membership.

When farmers protested they
were arrested and false cases were foisted on them and jailed. This can happen
only in Kiran Kumar Reddy government, he said.

We have brought the
irregularities to the notice of the Governor ESL Narasimhan but no action was

The State has undertaken the
elections in a hurry only to avoid some obligations if they are held after

We strongly condemn the
attitude of the State Government which is trying its strong arm tactics in
these apolitical elections, he said. Though there are some cases pending in the
court, the notification was issued which shows that the State has no

On the arrest of MIM leader
Asaduddin Owaisi, he said, the Government has been functioning in a vindictive
manner as it is digging up old cases and arresting political adversaries once
they sever ties with Congress.

On Telangana issue, he
reiterated that YSRCP has told its view point but it is only Congress that has
not spelt out its stand. The two representatives of Congress have given two
contrasting view points but the actual stand was not given as of now.

CBI contending that Government was not cooperating in
the investigation process only speaks of its intention to prolong the case as
it did not tell the same reason to Supreme Court when it asked to complete the
investigation as early as possible, he said.

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