Hyderabad: A complaint has been filed against Ch. Malla Reddy, TRS Minister of Labour, Employment, Woman and Child Development, for allegedly indulging in corruption. Advocate and Spokesperson of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Rammohan Reddy has registered a complaint with Nampally Police station against the TRS leader and his Son-in-law Marri Rajasekhar Reddy and Sanjeev Reddy.

Rammohan in his complaint alleges that, in the audiotapes, the TRS leader is heard asking for money from the aspiring candidates in exchange of the party tickets to stand in the election. Rammohan says, “The accused were indulged in corrupt practices, in the upcoming municipal elections mostly in Medchal and Boddupal constituency.”

The audio evidence which Rammohan has is same as what TRS leaders like Rapulo Ramulu, Bomak Murali and Durga, disclosed in an interview with media. All these three leaders had said to the media that Malla Reddy is demanding Rs. 40lakhs to Rs. 1 crore from each candidate for giving them seats in the municipal election.

Rammohan says that despite the complaints from their party leaders, no action has been taken against Malla Reddy. “In these municipal elections, the TRS party claims to discourage such practice, however, there is no action taken against Malla Reddy. The audiotapes clearly indicate that he has indulged in corruption, but no action is being taken by any government official. Nobody filed a complaint against him.”

Rammohan had also requested the Election Commission of Telangana to take a suo-moto case and to find out who were the people who paid for getting the seats, yet no action has been taken.

Paying or taking money to give seats to a candidate in an election is a violation under Section 51 of the People’s Representation Act. Rammohan says, “If the police doesn’t take any actions, I will appeal to the High Court.”

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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