Congress to raise issue of rigging polls with President

R C Khuntia

Hyderabad: Alleging that the TRS had won the recent Assembly elections in Telangana by “utilising administration” and “manipulating EVMs,” Congress Monday said it would meet the President and other top functionaries next week over the issue.

“Won elections by utilising administration. With all the papers, in the next week, to meet the Chief Election Commissioner, President of India, Vice President of India…,” R C Khuntia, AICC in-charge of Congress affairs in Telangana, told reporters.

He was speaking after a meeting he had with Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and other party leaders on reviewing the loss in the Assembly polls and preparations for coming Panchayat and Lok Sabha elections.

Khuntia also alleged that EVMs have been “manipulated” in the recent polls. Reddy said the party reviewed the future course of action, including legal battle, to be taken vis-a-vis constituencies which the party lost narrowly. Congress decided to continue its fight on alleged reduction of reservations for backward classes in gram panchayat elections, he said.