AP-Telangana fight: Naidu supporters drag KCR into cash for vote scam

Both the governments have sought the intervention of common governor ESL Narasimhan

GN Bureau | June 8, 2015


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Before it escalates into a war where common public becomes victim, it needs to be resolved. After bitter fight over assets during division of states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are again digging heels for a long war with state machinery’s involvement. Both Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Telugu Desam Party governments have sought the intervention of governor ESL Narasimhan, who is the governor for both the Telugu states.

On Sunday an audio tape of a purported telephonic conversation between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and nominated Telangana legislator Elvis Stephenson was made public on a television channel. This follows the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Telangana continues questioning TDP legislator A Revanth Reddy and two others in the cash-for-vote scam.

Now, the Andhra Pradesh Police have registered cases against Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and senior officials in various police stations, based on complaints lodged by Ministers, MLAs and other TDP leaders that alleged their phones were tapped.

AP Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao lodged a complaint with the Bhavanipuram police, alleging that the TRS government tapped his phone. Cases were registered in other police stations in Krishna District and in the Vijayawada Police Commissionerate limits.

Bhavanipuram case is under Section 26 (B) of Indian Telegraph Act. The FIRs have been registered at various police stations in Krishna, Guntur, Visakhapatnam and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh.

A Visakhapatnam-based advocate NVV Prasad lodges a complaint against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for violating the basic rights of Naidu and "tarnishing" his image by tapping his telephone lines.

TDP leaders and activists in different part of Andhra Pradesh take to the streets to protest against the TRS government. They raise slogans against Chandrasekhar Rao and burnt his effigies.  

 The reported conversation suggests that the Andhra CM was giving "assurance of all sorts" to the MLA if he votes for TDP nominee in the Telangana Legislative Council election.

Based on a complaint by Stephenson, ACB officials held Revanth, Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha after they were caught while allegedly handing over Rs 50 lakh to Stephenson.

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