Andhra Pradesh Poll Violence: EC Calls State DGP, Chief Secretary To Delhi, Asks Them To Submit Detailed Report

The Election Commission (EC) asked the Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) and Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report on incidents of poll violence that took place on May 13.
Clashes Erupt Between YSRCP, TDP Supporters At Multiple Locations

Clashes Erupt Between YSRCP, TDP Supporters At Multiple Locations on May 13 (Photo: Screengrab/Times Now)

Visakhapatnam: Two days after incidents of violence were reported across Andhra Pradesh on the day of polling for Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) asked the state Director General of Police (DGP) and Chief Secretary CS to submit a detailed report on the violence that took place on May 13.
Notably, the violence took place in several places, including Macharla, Tadipatri, Guntur and Cheerala. The poll body asked the officials to come to Delhi to submit the detailed report.
On Monday, violent clashes broke out between workers of the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) at several locations in the state. Both groups pelted stones at each other. In these clashes, several people were injured.
In Tadipatri, vehicles were vandalised and even police personnel were attacked. One security personnel received injuries. Police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd. Videos of clashes also surfaced online.
Meanwhile, in Guntur, a clash broke out between YSRCP and TDP workers near a polling station. The injured were rushed to hospitals. Meanwhile, in Anakapalli, supporters of both parties thrashed each other using sticks.
In Palnadu, a violent clash broke out in Narsaraopeta. Rubber bullets were fired, stones pelted and vehicles vandalised. Several people received bleeding injuries. According to reports, initially, TDP leaders were attacked at a polling station in a municipal high school.
The polling for 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and 175 assembly seats took place in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polling. The main contest in Andhra Pradesh will be between the ruling YSRCP and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Notably, the TDP and the Jana Sena are part of the NDA.
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