Telangana State’s Anti Corruption Bureau, has caught a Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA), in a sting operation. Mr. Revanth Reddy, who is an active MLA of the Telugu Desam Party was alleged of bribing a Nominated Anglo-Indian MLA
According to the reports, Mr. Revanth reddy has been meeting the nominated MLA in his residence since May 28th. The nominated MLA has been asked by the TDP MLA to vote in favour of his party in the coming MLC (Member of Legislative council) elections. The latter has been pressurized by the TDP MLA, since three days to vote in favour of them for a deal of Rs. 5 Crore.
The Nominated MLA, Mr. Stephenson informed the same to the ACB, on Friday morning, when he came to know that the Telugu Desam Party president and the present Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. ChandraBabu is also involved in the bribery. After arresting Revanth Reddy, the ACB has released online the video of the sting operation, which is the proof for the latter’s involvement into the crime.
The video has shaken the political environment of the two state’s Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The conversation between the TDP MLA and the nominated MLA thrown out all the names involved in the bribery. In the conversation Mr Revanth reddy went on to say that his party leader took it as a prestige issue and hence they were determined to win the MLC seat, which can only be achieved through the cross voting of the Nominated MLA.
The TDP MLA has offered Stephenson Rs. 5 Crores of which, he has given 50 lakhs instantly at the time of the sting operation. The ACB officers arrested the TDP MLA and ceased the net amount of 50 lakhs, the Ndtv reports.
The arrested MLA was granted permission by the court to cast his vote in the MLC elections. He was later on moved to the Chenchalaguda Jail in Hyderabad on remand. The MLA disqualifies his political career if the court finds him corrupt and sentences for more than 2 years of imprisonment as per the supreme court’s ruling.