TDP Must Own Up Cybercrime: YS Jagan To Governor On Data Breach

YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy


Hyderabad: Reiterating that Chandrababu Naidu should own up the responsibility of data theft, YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wondered how confidential details of the residents of Andhra Pradesh could be linked to private parties which tantamount to cyber crime.

Addressing media after meeting the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ESL Narasimhan, the Leader of Opposition said: "Chandrababu’s involvement in cybercrime is evident as the confidential details of the residents of Andhra Pradesh like the Aadhar and bank account were available with a private company called IT Grids. The wrongful posession and linking of the details, collected by TDP government to the private players is a cyber crime and should be treated in the same manner."

We will also take up the issue with Election Commission and other concerned authorities as it is the breach of data and confidentiality which would lead to chaos if unchecked, he said.

Earlier, we had met the Chief Election Commissioner and complained about the large number of missing names from the electoral rolls and on detailed study the issue came into the open. For the past 2.5 years, Chandrababu Naidu has been collecting data on the households and the data procured has been linked to private player called IT Grids which is a cyber crime.

Considering the fact that 59 lakh bogus votes were present in the electoral list under various categories, we have lodged complaints with competent authorities and have asked our cadre to file Form 7 and Form 6 if their name is not found or in case they suspected any foul play, he added.

This is a natural democratic right as Form 7 initiates the process of inquiry to check whether or not the voter’s name is genuine and does not delete the name automatically as being wrongfully propagated by the ruling Party, he said.

The comments on complaint being lodged in Hyderabad and trying to project it as a conflict between Andhra and Telangana regions is stooping down to the lowest levels by Chandrababu Naidu, asserted the YSRCP chief.

In any criminal case, the place of offence is considered for lodging a complaint and that's what happened in this case. But the TDP is trying to project it in a distorted manner, he said.

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