EC summons Andhra Pradesh chief secretary, DGP over post-poll violence: Reports | India News

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India on Wednesday reportedly summoned Andhra Pradesh chief secretary, DGP to ‘personally explain’ reasons for failure to contain post-poll violence.
According to PTI, the top Andhra Pradesh officials will be summoned to the EC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday to provide a personal explanation for the administration’s inability to prevent post-poll violence.During the meeting, the officials will also be questioned about the proactive measures being implemented to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
The Election Commission (EC) has reminded the Andhra Pradesh state government that the Model Code of Conduct remains in effect and has instructed the chief secretary and police chief to prevent any recurrence of post-poll violence.
The officials emphasised that the commission has consistently stressed the importance of non-violence in a democratic system.
Following the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections held on Monday, reports of post-poll violence emerged from various parts of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. The leaders of the ruling YSRCP and the opposition TDP have accused each other of being responsible for the incidents.
Since the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections, chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar has been actively monitoring the election environment to ensure a peaceful and violence-free polling process.

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