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Another 'Cash For Vote' Scandal

In every public rally, Naidu stressed upon "clean" governance. The arrest of Revanth has come as a major blow to his image.

Another 'Cash For Vote' Scandal
Another 'Cash For Vote' Scandal
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Elections in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are among the most 'costly’ in the country. In April, 2014, the Election Commission had announced that out of Rs 195 crore of cash seized during the general election, Rs 118 crore were seized from Andhra Pradesh alone. The point got reamphasised when a team from Telangana ACB ( Anti-Corruption Bureau) caught a Telugu Desam MLA 'red handed' while handing over Rs 50 lakh in cash for buying the vote of a nominated Anglo-Indian member of the Assembly for electing a TD nominee to the Legislative Council. The MLA was promised Rs five crore for his vote. 

Chandrababu Naidu's election campaign last year had relentlessly focused on corruption as he urged voters to shun the scam-tainted Jagan Mohan Reddy. And because in every public rally, the HiTech messiah had stressed upon "clean" governance, the arrest has come as a major blow to his image. So taken aback was Naidu that he admitted to officials in Vijayawada that he had not slept for two days after the arrest. 

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