Governor Narasimhan Briefs Modi on Cash to Vote Case

  • Centre cool to Naidu’s complaint

HYDERABAD: Close on the heels of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu complaining against his Telangana counterpart Chandrasekhar Rao on phone tapping and “cash-for-vote” episode, Governor Narasimhan on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

The governor of the two Telugu states closeted with the prime minister for sometime and briefed him on the case that rattled the TDP Government. Narasimhan is learnt to have briefed him on political slugfest between Naidu and Rao.

The meeting assumes significance in the wake of a section of the media in the national capital and Hyderabad writing stories that Naidu sought immediate replacement of Narasimhan with some other. Even a belligerent Naidu gone beyond imagination and an extent in Delhi that the TRS Government will collapse instantly after Rao gets him arrested in this scam.

Though it is unclear that the governor is said to have touched upon the issue with Prime Minister Modi, it was being stated that the center is reluctant to the pressure mounted by Naidu to order an inquiry on phone tapping and “cash-for-vote” episode. The centre is understood to have asked the governor to control the things in Hyderabad before they reach New Delhi and ignore for time-being Section 8 of AP Reorganization Act that gives him vast powers in the common capital area with regard to law and order. (NSS)

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