Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will hold a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday wherein a resolution against the Telangana government is likely to be passed over the alleged cash-for-vote scam.
Naidu has accused Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao of illegally tapping his phone and even filed a defamation case against him.
Naidu said, "TRS is in power but that doesn't give them the power to tap my phone. I am not be scared of these tactics. TRS themselves have defected MLAs from various parties. I have not done anything wrong. If false case is built against me, I will not spare anyone."
Naidu is in middle of the cash-for-vote controversy after an audio tape surfaced wherein the Chief Minister was allegedly trying to bribe nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson to support his Telugu Desam Party in the Telangana Legislative Council election. The purported telephonic conversation which gave a new twist to the controversy, the Chief Minister was reportedly telling Stephenson that all commitments will be honoured in return for support during the election.
Meanwhile, an Anti-Corruption Bureau team raided arrested TDP MLA Revanth Reddy's residence in the alleged cash-for-vote scam. The ACB also seized his passport and bank passbook.
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 Reddy, Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha after they were caught while allegedly handing over Rs 50 lakh to Stephenson.