Assembly panel confirms TDP govt tried to remove 40 lakh votes using app
Velagapudi, July 6: A House committee formed by Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram to probe data theft using Pegasus software by the previous TDP government confirmed that information belonging to voters was stolen by private players and tried to delete 40 lakh votes using Seva Mitra app.
Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, House committee chairman Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said that they enquired several officials including the then IT Secretary Vijayanand, RTGS CEO Ahmed Babu and top cops. “Officials made it clear that there is no possibility of data theft from government side,” he said.
Karunakar alleged that important persons in the TDP government plotted to remove votes of those who will exercise their franchise for the YSRCP so that the TDP comes to power once again. To a question, he mentioned that further probe will reveal as to which officials were part of the crime. Bhumana accused Chandrababu of constituting SIT in previous TDP rule to blame the YSRCP for data theft.