Chandrababu’s audio tape made public in cash-for-vote scam

Chandrababu’s audio tape released!! Another twist in the tale. The cash-for-vote scam in Telangana took a dramatic turn on Sunday. Anti Corruption bureau released an audio tape of an alleged telephonic conversation between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and nominated Telangana MLA Elvis Stephenson.

Telugu Deam Party is so far denying the allegations and rubbing it off as political misdirection by TRS party.

According to reports,this is the first time in India that a State Chief Minister was tapped while allegedly trying to lure a legislator.

Chandrababu's audio tape made public in cash-for-vote scam
Chandrababu Naidu’s audio tape made public in cash-for-vote scam

Andhra Pradesh government denied the credibility of voice clip and claimed that it is not Naidu’s voice. The Andhra Pradesh government has taken the release of audio tape seriously and vowed to fight it legally, constitutionally and politically.

The new twist may create a constitutional crisis as Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana is planning to summon Naidu for questioning in the case. Hyderabad is the common capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Both Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) governments have taken up the issue with E.S.L. Narasimhan, who is the governor for both the Telugu states.

The audio tape was released three days after Telangana Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy said the government has proof that Naidu spoke to Stephenson and some other MLAs of TRS to lure them to vote for TDP-BJP candidate in Telangana legislative council elections.

The tape was first played in T News, a Telugu news channel owned by ruling TRS and was later broadcasted by others.

During the tape,  the alleged voice of Mr. Naidu assured the Nominated legislator of the promises. “Our people briefed me. I am with you don’t bother. For everything I am with you. What all they spoke we will honor,” Said the voice of Mr. Naidu.