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. 

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. (Photo: Reuters)

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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