Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu meets PM Modi amid slug-fest over cash-for-vote scam
File photo of Chandrababu Naidu
Hyderabad: As the slanging match between ruling parties in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana sparked by 'cash-for-vote' scam continued unabated, AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking that the Centre issue guidelines to the Governor on law and order in Hyderabad.
Naidu met Modi in Delhi a day after his government decided to urge the Centre to issue guidelines on section 8 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act that confers special powers on the Governor, in charge of both the states, with regard to law and order in Hyderabad, the common capital.
Governor ESL Narasimhan, who is the common Governor of AP and Telangana post-bifurcation, is also in Delhi.
In a relief to TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, whose arrest in the cash-for-vote case has snowballed into a grim row involving the two neighbours, got an interim bail for a day to attend his daughter's engagement ceremony on Thursday.
Reddy was arrested on May 31 along with two others for allegedly trying to bribe a nominated MLA to vote for TDP nominee in Telangana Legislative Council election.
Targeting TRS, in power in Telengana, AP Labour Minister K Atchannaidu said the TDP government would no longer tolerate "irregularities and insults" by Telangana government.
"The division (of composite Andhra Pradesh) happened. We waited patiently for one year in the interest of the unity of Telugu people, though we were insulted. But we cannot remain patient any more," he said.