Cash-for-votes: ACB raids arrested TDP MLA Revanth Reddy’s residence

Hyderabad(web team): An Anti-Corruption Bureau team on Tuesday raided residence of arrested TDP MLA Revanth Reddy and two others in the alleged cash-for-vote scam.

Police take TDP MLA Revanth Reddy to the office of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Hyderabad on Saturday. Reddy was arrested for allegedly trying to give a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson
Police take TDP MLA Revanth Reddy to the office of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Hyderabad on Saturday. Reddy was arrested for allegedly trying to give a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson “to vote in favour of a TDP nominee” in Legislative Council elections. Wikipedia

Other than Reddy the ACB raided the residences of TDP Christian Cell head Bishop Harris Sebastian and BJYM president Rudra Uday Simha.

On May 31, the ACB arrested Reddy for allegedly trying to bribe the nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson to vote 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.

Meanwhile, in a new twist to the cash-for-votes controversy on Sunday, a purported conversation in an audio tape between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and nominated MLA Elvys Stephenson, aired in a section of local TV channels.

Following which, a case was registered against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for alleged illegal tapping of phones of his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu.

Parakala Prabhakar Advisor (Communications) to the Andhra government strongly denied reports saying that the tapes were fabricated and the AP government will take up the issue seriously.

Prabhakar also alleged that the Telangana Government is trying to malign the image of the AP chief minister by resorting to cheap tactics.