Speaking to the media, Praja Shanti Party founder KA Paul said that he met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and asked him to order for CBI probe into data theft. He alleged conspiracy behind holding elections on a single day in Telugu states. He explained that he met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in Delhi and urged him to conduct elections in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in phases. The CEC expressed his inability as election schedule was already declared, he said. Paul opined that the CEC would have considered his plea had he met him before the announcement of poll schedule.