Telangana Congress working president and former MLA A. Revanth Reddy was grilled for nearly five hours by Enforcement Directorate officials for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in connection with the cash-for-vote case.
He was quizzed on the source of the ₹ 50 lakh offered to Anglo-Indian MLA Elvis Stephenson to vote in favour of TDP-BJP candidate during MLC elections in 2015.
Mr. Reddy said that ED has become a tool for the government for harassing political opponents. He alleged that the agency was dancing to the tunes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Speaking to the media after finishing the second day of questioning, the former-MLA said that he patiently gave replies to all the questions of the investigating officials, which are mostly repeated.
“They could not find new ways to ‘fix’ Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, ahead of elections in Andhra Pradesh and are harassing him,” he said.
“After facing several repeated questions by the ED officials, I noticed how the relationship between KCR and Prime Minister Modi has got strengthened,” Mr. Reddy added.
Mr. Reddy’s close aide Uday Simha was questioned for nearly eight hours by ED officials on Monday and a few days ago Congress leader Vem Narender and his two associates were also grilled by the agency.