'Proof' against Naidu in cash-for-vote scam

'Proof' against Naidu in cash-for-vote scam

Does the Telangana Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) have enough evidence to make Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu as one of the accused in the cash-for-vote bribery case involving Telugu Desam Legislator Revanth Reddy?

The answer seems to be a yes going by the sensational comments made by Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narsmiha Reddy. Addressing media here on Wednesday the home minister said his government has proof of Naidu speaking with some of the Telangana Rashtriya Samithi legislators over phone, urging them to vote for the TDP candidate. “ACB has records of Naidu’s voice speaking to our MLAs prior to MLC elections,” Nayani said.

Revanth Reddy has very clearly mentioned the name of his “Boss” several times in his talks with Elvis Stephenson the TRS (Nominated) MLA. At one stage he also assured the MLA that he would arrange talks with his “Boss” and also boasts that he is authorised to deal with issues up to Rs 2.5 crore and his “Boss” deals with Rs 5 core and above. Sources say that so far Revanth has not opened his mouth on who is the “Boss” he is referring to.

However, the home minister said the ACB is free to investigate the case and the government will not interfere in its investigation. “The demand for action on Naidu is coming from all sections of the people in Telangana. Revanth Reddy incident is going to bring big changes in the political arena of Telangana,” Nayani said indicating that the TRS is all set to decimate TDP in Telangana.

Even as Revanth Reddy was shifted to Cherlapally jail and was allowed by the ACB special Court to be accommodated in special category cell, his problems are not over. The Kodangal legislator’s only daughter Nymisha Reddy’s wedding is slated on 11 June. As Revanth’s bail hearing is slated for 5 June his well-wishers are waiting for the ACB court’s decision.

Compounding troubles for Naidu a cash bag containing Rs 10 lakh was found in party MLA and minister’s home in Eluru of West Godavari district.

The police were called to the home of Peethala Sujatha, Women and Child Welfare Minister, where a bag was left by unknown person. A hall ticket for teacher selection exam (DSC-District Selection Committee) and the cash were found by the police in the bag.

However the minister said that she is not aware of any such bag and described this as an attempt by her detractors to defame her. Police are investigating.

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