Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu warned his Telangana counterpart of "consequences", accusing the neighbouring state of tapping his phones and using doctored tapes to corner him, as a political slugfest between the two leaders over the so-called cash-for-vote scam turned ugly on Monday.
The two parties accused each other of horse-trading during the polls in which the TRS won five of the total six seats and the Congress picked up one.
The issue gave opposition parties in Andhra a stick to beat the TDP with as they demanded the chief minister’s resignation while the YSR Congress Party signalled plans of widespread protests from Tuesday.
Sources said ACB officials were in discussions with legal experts to consider sending summons and charging Naidu as the prime accused in the scam as demanded by the TRS, YSRCP and Congress.
The BJP in Telangana, which is an ally of the TDP, is yet to react.
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