At a time when the YSRCP is aiming to win the next general elections with a big margin and win all the Assembly constituencies in the state, the party legislators are giving shocks to the party. On top of this, the legislators are facing a flood of questions from people as part of the Gadapa Gadapaku Mana Prabuthvam program.
But the alleged phone tapping row is giving shocks to the ruling party. Senior party MLAs Venkatagiri MLA Anam Ramanarayana Reddy and Nellore Rural MLA Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy alleged that their phones were tapped and their comments created a sensation in the political arena in the state.
Their comments resulted in both MLAs getting sacked as the party in charge from their Assembly constituencies. The ruling party also hinted that they might not get the party ticket for the next elections. After appointing Adala Prabhakara Reddy as the in charge of YCP for the Nellore rural constituency, YCP also said that he will run the elections from there.
Though the YSRCP leadership sorted out the issue partially by replacing the two leaders with others, the alleged phone-tapping row is not ready to settle. After the MLAs, an MLC suspected a possible tapping of his phone.
PDF MLC Vitapu Balasubramaniam who is serving as the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) floor leader in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council raised doubt that his phone might have also been tapped by the government. He gave the ongoing developments in the state as a reason to back his doubt.
The MLC also made some interesting comments. The PDF leader predicted that the chances of Jamili elections coming in the state cannot be ruled out and phone tapping incidents happen before the elections and the ongoing developments are forcing him to doubt that his phone might also be tapped.
The ruling party YSRCP is alleging that the Telugu Desam Party brought the spyware software when the party was in power to spy on the phones of the opposition leaders. The party even set up a body to probe the matter. But in reality, the public representatives are alleging that their phones are tapped.