In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Saturday, Sai Reddy requestd that central forces should be deployed at the strong rooms where the EVMs are placed.
He expressed no confidence on state police protection, as Naidu was making allegations against the Election Commission stating that the polling was conducted one-sidedly.
He said the YSRC had genuine apprehensions about the deployment of the state police forces for safeguarding the strong rooms since the chief minister himself was doubting the EC and conducting dharnas.
He also demanded installation of CC cameras round the clock for monitoring of strong rooms keeping in mind the volatile situation prevailing in the state as well as non-cooperative attitude of the state government towards EC.
“Since the waiting period is unusually long, it calls for exceptional measures as suggested. We would be grateful if EC considers our request and initiate appropriate measures to safeguard the EVMs and closely monitor the strong rooms,” he said.