Cash-for-vote: AP Govt Wants Centre to Probe Phone Tapping Case
AP’s ruling TDP has asked Centre to investigate the case of the alleged phone tapping of CM Chandrababu Naidu.
Andhra Pradesh government has sought inquiry by the central government into the alleged illegal tapping of phone of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu by the Telangana government, in connection with the cash-for-vote scam.
We have asked central government to inquire into the issue (phone tapping). There will a comprehensive inquiry into that. He (K Chandrasekhar Rao) will suitably be punished.
– P Raghunath Reddy, Andhra Pradesh IT Minister
Reddy claimed the Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is “jealous” of Naidu as the latter took up developmental schemes with a vision.
The phone-tapping episode is linked to the cash-for-vote scam centred around TDP’s Telangana MLA Revanth Reddy. Reddy is currently behind bars for allegedly offering Rs 50 lakh bribe to Elvis Stephenson to vote in favour of a TDP nominee in the Legislative Council elections held earlier this month.
The TRS government has alleged that Naidu is the mastermind of the cash-for-vote scam.
(With inputs from PTI)
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