KCR and Chandrababu Naidu step up their efforts against each other

HYDERABAD: Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, KCR and Chandrababu Naidu, respectively, on Wednesday stepped up their moves in a determined bid to nail one another in connection with the raging controversy surrounding the cash-for-vote scam.

While Rao held a detailed meeting with the state’s DGP Anurag Sharma and ACB DGP Khan and apprised himself of the probe into the scam and the material gathered so far to implicate his AP counter part, Naidu too, on the other hand, held a series of meetings with senior police officials of his state including DGP Ramudu to speedup investigations with regard to tapping of phones and also about the cases filed against Rao in various police stations alleging intimidation of Christian Associations Federations convener  Muthaiah Jerusalem, an A-4 in ‘note for vote’ case.

Rao is understood to have advised his officials to speed up the investigations and gather the required fool-proof evidences to corner Naidu by implicating him in the scam. It is reliably learnt that the ACB is contemplating to serve notices to AP Chief Minister and also three other TDP leaders, including Union Minister Sujana Chowdhary and Ramesh.

Naidu on his part to take Rao head on in the matter has held an emergency meeting of his Cabinet to take stock of the situation and also seek approval for setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe cases filed as his Telangana counterpart. As a matter of fact, he had already decided to set up SIT headed by DIG Iqbal and likely to give the green signal for proceeding ahead once the Cabinet gives its consent. (NSS)

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