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Telangana ACB names Chandrababu Naidu in chargesheet in cash-for-vote scam

Telangana ACB names Chandrababu Naidu in chargesheet in cash-for-vote scam

The chargesheet also referred to a phone conversation of Naidu which allegedly implicates him in the scam.

Hyderabad: The Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday named Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the chargesheet in the cash-for-vote scam but not as an accused. The chargesheet also referred to a phone conversation of Naidu which allegedly implicates him in the scam.

Telangana's nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson had lodged a complaint with ACB alleging that he was offered Rs 5 crore by Telugu Desam Party MLA Revanth Reddy to vote in favour of party MLC nominee in Telangana Legislative Council polls held on June 1.

Subsequently, the ACB had arrested Revanth and the two others on May 31, while they were paying an alleged bribe of Rs 50 lakh to Stephenson.

A war of words had broken out between the two states after the cash-for-vote case, with Naidu alleging that his phone was tapped even as a total of 87 cases were registered by AP Police against Telangana CM and others. However, Telangana government and ACB denied that the phones of Naidu and others were tapped.