Andhra Pradesh MLA to ‘start taking bribes’ for development work

  • IANS, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2015 19:10 IST
Telugu Desam Party lawmaker JC Prabhakar Reddy. The Tadipatri MLA announced his intention to accept bribes as a means of countering the lack of financial support from the state for development projects. (PTI Photo)

A lawmaker belonging to the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has announced that he will take “bribes” for authorising work that will develop his constituency because of the lack of funding from the state government.

JC Prabhakar Reddy, a member of the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly from Tadipatri constituency in Anantapur district made the announcement on Saturday at a press conference in Anantapur.

He said since the government has no money for development work, he has decided to take bribes from contractors.

“Several contractors offer me money in the form of percentage but so far I have refused to take. Now, I will start taking bribe for the development of Tadipatri,” he said.

The MLA said he would accept the bribes through DDs and will maintain a record in writing about how he spent the money.

“We should do some good work so that people remember us even after death,” said Prabhakar Reddy, who earlier served as mayor of Tadipatri.

He is the brother of JC Diwakar Reddy, a TDP MP who is also known for making controversial statements.

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