Conversation between AP CM and nominated MLA recorded: Naini

June 03, 2015 05:01 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 04:59 pm IST - WARANGAL:

In a disclosure which could have wide ranging political ramification, Telangana Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy has said that the police have audio records of the alleged conversation between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and the nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson.

Mr. Narasimha Reddy, who was in Hanamkonda to attend a private function spoke briefly to the media on Wednesday where he said there was growing public demand that Mr. Chandrababu Naidu should be made the accused number one. “But law will take its own course,” he said.

The latest assertion from the Home Minister comes three days after the TDP MLA A. Revanth Reddy was caught red handed by Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths while paying a bribe of Rs.50 lakh to the nominated MLA from Anglo Indian community for supporting the TDP nominee in Legislative Council elections held on June 1.

The Home Minister said that people are anxiously waiting for the judgement in ‘Cash for Vote’ scandal. He denied that the TRS leadership was luring the TDP MLAs into their party fold. “They are coming to our party as they are all vexed with the leadership of Mr. Naidu for his anti-Telangana activities,” he said pointing out that all the MLAs, who were coming to them want to join hands with Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao in creating Golden Telangana.

Mr. Narsimha Reddy described Mr. Revanth Reddy as a small fry and non-serious politician and pointed out that panic-stricken TDP leaders had approached the arrested MLA not to reveal Mr. Chandrababu Naidu’s name during questioning.

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