Giving a new twist to the cash-for-vote scam, Telangana home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy on Wednesday claimed that the Anti-Corruption Bureau is in possession of an audio tape on the alleged conversation between AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson.
“The entire episode was scripted and directed by Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu has been an expert in such tactics since the days he was in the Congress,” Narasimha Reddy alleged during a press meet here.
When reporters asked him about the progress of the investigation in the cash-for-vote scam involving TDP MLA Revanth Reddy, he said the ACB was in possession of an audio tape on discussions between Naidu and Stephenson. He, however, refused to divulge the contents of the tape.
“The ACB has preserved the voice records for evidence,” he said alleging that Naidu was the ‘main culprit’ in the episode.