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Cash for vote Scandal: Chandrababu Naidu out, Revanth Reddy In!

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   27 May 2021 1:34 PM GMT
Cash for vote Scandal: Chandrababu Naidu out, Revanth Reddy In!
Keeping an end to a long time waiting, the Enforcement Directorate has filed a charge sheet in the much-talked-about vote-for-note case that has sent shocking waves across the two Telugu states.

The ED filed a charge sheet in connection with the case on Thursday. As a big relief to former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP Chief Nara Chandrababu, his name was not mentioned in the charge sheet while Revanth Reddy was mentioned.

Going by the charge sheet filed by ACB earlier, the ED filed a case against MP Revanth Reddy, who was the then TDP leader when the alleged scandal took place.

Besides the serving Congress MP, EX-TDP MLC Vem Narendar Reddy's son Vem Krishan Keertan Reddy, Bishop Sebastian, and others have been named in the charge sheet.

With no evidence found to hold Nara Chandrababu Naidu accused in the list, Chandrababu Naidu was not mentioned as an accused while Revanth Reddy was named as the prime accused in the scandal. However, the charge sheet mentions him as he is facing allegations.

On the grounds of the charge sheet filed by ACB, the ED attached Rs 50 lakh cash that was said to be offered to Stevension by Revanth Reddy, who was with the TDP in 2015.

Tracing back the incident, back in 2015, the Telangana wing of ACB booked a case in connection with the scandal, and based on an FIR filed by ACB, the ED started proving the scandal. Years after probing, the charge sheet was filed.

To the unversed, the scandal surfaced when the TDP tried to bribe Stevension by paying him a sum of Rs 50 lakh to vote for Vem Narender Reddy fielded by the TDP party in the then Legislative Council elections in Telangana back in 2015.