My life is under threat: AP CEC seeks protection from Centre

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has sought personal protection from the Centre alleging that his and his family members life is under threat.

In a 5-page letter addressed to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the CEO Ramesh Kumar complained that in view of the ruling party leaders targetting him for postponing the elections in the state, there is a possibility of physical attacks on him and his family members. Hence sought police protection with central forces.

He also sought to provide Central Reserve Police Forces to enable the Election Commission to conduct the local body elections peacefully as there is no such situation exist in the state. He has also complained about the unanimous elections to the 126 ZPTCs by the ruling party which he said was only one seat got elected during united AP whereas it has reached more than 24 per cent of MPTCs were declared unanimous. “In Cuddapah district alone, 79 per cent MPTCs and 76 per cent ZPTCs declared unanimous”, said the CEO.

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