Naidu to meet PM, to take up phone tapping issue

| Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 19:24
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Naidu to meet PM, to take up phone tapping issue

Naidu to meet PM, to take up phone tapping issue

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday to demand probe into alleged phone-tapping by the Telangana government.

He will also demand proper implementation of section 8 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act relating to the role of the governor in maintaining law and order in common capital Hyderabad.

Naidu, also the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief, will also meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and if necessary will call on Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

This was announced by Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu on Tuesday after a meeting of state cabinet, which passed two resolutions on the two issues.

At the official level, the chief secretary and director general of police will also visit Delhi to submit letters to the central government.

The state government also decided to make representation on both issues to Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan.

Ramakrishnudu said the cabinet took serious note of phone tapping by the Telangana government and decided to take strong action as it is a violation of the law and the constitution.

"We have information that there are 120 tapes of telephonic conversation of chief minister, minister, officials and top leaders of Andhra Pradesh," he said.

At a five-hour long meeting, the cabinet discussed the situation in the wake of release of an audio tape of Naidu' alleged telephonic conversation with Telangana's nominated legislator Elvis Stephenson in the cash-for-vote scam.

The cash-for-vote scam came to light on May 31 when Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana arrested TDP's deputy leader in the Telangana assembly A. Revanth Reddy while offering Rs.50 lakh to Stephenson to make him vote for the TDP-BJP candidate in Telangana legislative council elections.

The ACB also arrested Revanth Reddy's two aides in a trap laid on a complaint by Stephenson.

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Head leaders shouldn't be corrupt

Are you kidding Chandra babu naidu. Why are you trying to intimidate a chief minister of other state. Above all you are behaving like a political terrorist by trying to incite people of both states by making your party's personal affair as an affair of two states. Everyone especially the media should introspect the following and stand by what's fair for Indian politics: 1. The corruption affair is totally relevant to Telangaana. The legislator trying to bride is a Telangaana legislator. The legislator who complained about being offered a bribe is a Telangaana legislator. 2. The legislator trying to bribe was doing at the behest of plot by a TDP Party's chief (for both Telangaana and Andhra). Please understand he was not acting in the role of Andhra chief minister because a Andhra chief minister wouldn't shoulder the responsibility of making sure he wins a MLC seat in Telangaana where he is not in power. Only Party president will be worried. 3. After getting caught, the legislator is not expelled and the reason being, if the legislator is expelled, Chandra babu naidu knows well that his name will be revealed by legislator. 4. Chandra babu naidu never comes open in public as a TDP party chief to own or disown the role of legislator. What message is he trying to convey to general public about politics in India. 5. Chandra babu naidu never comments about his role after his tape comes out in public domain 6. Chandra babu naidu tries to spin it as an issue between Telangaana and Andhra people by inciting people when Andhra govt. has got no role to play in it.

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