Naidu Should Seek CBI Probe if he is Clean: Botcha

HYDERABAD: Mounting a scathing attack on the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu NaiduA�on the cash-for-vote issue, YSRCP leader and former Minister Botcha Satyanarayana, today,A�said that Naidu should seek CBI probe into the matter, if he is really clean.

Speaking to the media at Lotus pond here, BotchaA�questioned how the people could live with dignity if the chief minister himself resorts to corrupt practices.A� He said that Naidu has excelled late NTR in action.

Naidu was telling that his phone wasA�being tapped.A� HeA�asked why Naidu never said that the tone in the tape released was not his.A� He also said that the Chief Minister has not condemnedA�the Revanth Reddy affair.

Botcha said that in cases of corruption, a common man and a chief Minister are equal, and if necessary, their phones could be tapped.A� Chief Ministers cannot have special protection in this matter, he added.

BotchaA�said that the constitution has not given permission to any chief minister to indulge in corrupt practices.A� He reminded that a minister in Delhi GovernmentA�was arrested on charges of fake certificate.A� He questioned Chandrababu Naidu as to who has given him the right to create a rift between the people of the two states and the two parties.

Botcha also asked Naidu whether he hadA�A� fulfilled any of the promises made to the people during the one-year rule.

The former minister said that if Naidu hadA�really not committed any offence, he should fight legally; but he should not commit more mistakes to cover up his mistake, and thus bring down the reputation of the state. (NSS)

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