Setback to Chandrababu Naidu
- ACB Court orders retrial
- Note for Vote Case to the fore
Hyderabad: AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu received a setback on Monday when ACB court ordered retrial of Note for Vote case. All Ramakrishna Reddy, YSRCP MLA representing Mangalagiri in Guntur district, had approached the ACB court after a private Florensic lab in Mumbai confirmed that the voice in mobile conversation, which was cited as evidence, belonged to Naidu.
The case is one and half year old and it was allegedly hushed up by Telangana government after Naidu reportedly reached an understanding with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR). The opposition has been alleging that Naidu had mortgaged the interest of AP to TS. It said Naidu stopped questioning KCR ever since the scandal broke. Naidu had virtually moved out of Hyderabad and has been conducting operations from Vijayawada. It was alleged that Naidu was suspecting that his phone would be tapped if he continue to work from Hyderabad.
The ACB court has taken cognisance of the Florensic report and ordered the ACB to re-investigate the case before September 29th. The case was argued on behalf of the petitioner by advocate Sudhakara Reddy.