EC orders arrest of Presiding officer, MO for favouring YSRCP

The Presiding Officer and a Micro Observer who were deputed for polling work at a polling station in PVR Girls High School in Ongole of Prakasam district were arrested on the directions of the ElectionCommission after they were caught in the live web camera asking the voters to vote for YSR Congress Party in the by-poll today. The Commission had clearly viewed the officials– Seshagiri Rao and Micro Observer Seshagiri– asking the electorate to vote for the YSRCP in the live web camera set up in the control room here. The Prakasam District Collector immediately directed to arrest them. Initially, they were taken to RDO office and later to one town police station where criminal case was registered against them, official sources said.