Andhra CM downplays SC order on cash-for-vote scam

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Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday downplayed the decision of apex court to speed up the hearing in cash-for-vote scam case. Speaking to the media corps in Amaravati, Naidu said that opponents have filed many cases against him and he need not bother about it.

Chandrababu downplays SC order

"What is new in Supreme Court hearing the case? They (opposition) have filed around 26 cases against me, though some of them were scrapped in the courts. They don't have any other work to do," he said.

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Naidu added that it took 12 years to repeal the excise case that was filed against him."What's is there in filing a case? There were cases in the top court but nothing has happened till now, so I advise you to leave it (referring the case)."
It is to be mention that on May 31, 2015, Telangana Telugu Desam Party leader Revanth Reddy was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau after he was caught bribing the nominated candidate for MLC Elvis Stephenson. After which the case was popularly known as cash-for-vote-scam.=

A Hyderebad court took up the case and directed the ACB officials to check Revanth's audio and video, while bribing the candidate to cross vote for the TDP. The court sent Revanth to jail for a month until he got a bail for his daughter's marriage.

In the meanwhile, The Telangana Rashtra Samithi party accused the TDP for its involvement in bribery, whereas, on the other hand, the TDP blamed the TRS for tapping the phone calls of its chief Chandrababu Naidu.
The spat continued for a while, with both parties filing cases against each other.

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