Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswamy and Election Commissioner Navin Chawla and S Y Qureshi today held meetings with representatives of various political parties as part of their visit to review poll preparations in Andhra Pradesh.
The Opposition parties including CPI, CPI (M) and BJP demanded the removal of DGP SSP Yadav, who has been accused of favouring the ruling Congress.
“The DGP has been praising the Chief Minister and the Congress government. Similarly, Chief Secretary P Ramakanth Reddy is also helping the Congress. Free and fair polls would not be possible if the two officials are at the helm. We demanded that they both be removed from their present position,” CPI Secretary K Narayana said.
CPI (M) leader Y Venkateshwar Rao, too demanded that the Chief Secretary and DGP be removed.
Accusing the DGP of blatant violation of poll code, the BJP also said that he be removed from his position to instill confidence of the people in the executive.