Cash-for-vote scam: Revanth Reddy appears before ED

Revanth Reddy

Hyderabad: In connection with the cash-for-vote case, Revanth Reddy, Telangana Congress working president and former legislator appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) yesterday and was grilled for several hours.

The scam came to light in 2015 and has rocked the Telangana state since. On 31 May 2015, Reddy was caught red-handed by the ACB while he was offering Rs 50 lakh to Independent MLA Stephenson to make him vote for the TDP-BJP candidate in the elections to the Telangana legislative council.

He was in the Telugu Desam Party then and had later switched to Congress. The ACB filed a charge sheet against him.

Reddy accused Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of targeting him. “I have appeared before the ED today. They have questioned me on many things but I cannot reveal the details. I have to appear before the ED officials on Wednesday. My fight against KCR (as Rao is also referred to) will continue,” he said.

NT Bureau