Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today speaking to press avoided direct answers on his role in the ‘Cash for Vote’ issue. Naidu attempted to take light of the case saying ‘what is there in the case and why I have to speak on it? And skipped direct answer. However, he said that his advocates will take care of it.
It may be recalled that the ACB court has ordered the ACB to reinvestigate the role of Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the case and submit a report by September 29 following a petition filed by Mangalagiri MLA Ramakrishna Reddy on August 8, 2016. He urged the court to order for reinvestigation on the role of Chandrababu under Section 210 of IPC and Sec.12 of Anti Corruption Act and under Section 120(B) of IPC. The petitioner informed the court that the voice in the telephonic conversation had with MLC Stephenson is that of Nara Chandrababu Naidu. It may be mentioned here that the court has directed the ACB in the ‘Vote for Note case’ –ACB court directs for reinvestigation.
Chandrababu held discussions with advocates on the issue. In the press meet held today on Tuesday on the drought situation in the State, he skipped the answers to the questions posed by journalists saying that his advocates will look into it.
Sources said that the advocate of Chandrababu reportedly suggested to challenge the court’s order. TDP leaders said that if the reinvestigation is not stopped, there may be a lot of damage to the party, said sources.
Meanwhile, the ACB top officials today met and discussed the issue at length on the court’s order and to proceed ahead.