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TDP tried to defame TL govt on social media, says TRS

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The ruling TRS Tuesday reiterated its charge that TDP tried to defame the Telangana government on social media by running a paid campaign on charges of data theft of Andhra Pradesh voters, allegedly by an IT firm here, against which a case has been registered.

"TDP leadership's sinister plan to defame the Telangana government by using paid twitter handles exposed. You could buy tweets from fake handles @ncbn Garu, but don't forget that you need real voters to vote for you!

Caught in #CashForVotes once and now again at it with #CashForTweet," TRS working president K T Rama Rao, son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, said on twitter.

In another tweet, he said "By obstructing Telangana police and filing false petitions in courts, AP CM @ncbn is only indirectly confirming his role in leaking personal information of crores of AP citizens to a private organisation. He needs to answer people of Andhra Pradesh.

As per reports, there is enough evidence that a private organisation got hold of confidential data of 3.5Cr AP citizens without any consent of citizens.

Is that why AP CM @ncbn is getting jittery when Telangana Police are investigating the data theft case?, Rao, son of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, said in another

Rao had on Monday said that Telangana police was only probing the charges as per a complaint and asked AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu why he should fear a probe if he had not done anything wrong.

TDP politbureau member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy demanded that Rama Rao state what confidential information the data in question contained.

Talking to reporters in Hyderabad, he sought to know how Rama Rao had got access to the data and how it would be confidential if he saw it.

"The voters lists are generally in the public domain," Reddy said.

"The whole of idea of TRS is that Chandrababu Naidu should not become Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. They are trying to hurt TDP by whatever method they can. This complaint... is also part of that," he said.

A political row had broken out over alleged data theft of Andhra Pradesh voters by an IT firm in Hyderabad with the ruling TDP Monday alleging a cyber conspiracy and seeking transfer of the case registered by Telangana police to the neighbouring state.

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First Published: Tue, March 05 2019. 21:20 IST