Two Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members are under scanner of Income Tax, Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation. The two members are among those four members of Rajya Sabha who switched over to BJP on Thursday.
While Y S Chowdary has been under the watch of CBI and ED in alleged bank fraud, C M Ramesh’s name was popped up during the tussle in between the then CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
However, a company linked to Ramesh has been investigated by the Income Tax department and both the members have their private businesses.
BJP MP and Spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao called both Chowdary and Ramesh as Andhra Mallyas in November last year. Rao wrote to Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee seeking action against them.
In a tweet, Rao posted the letter written to the Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha where it has written as, “I have complained to Ethics Committee to seek disqualification of two TDP MPs who have earned the dubious titke of Andhra Mallyas with massive financial scandals.
The Income Tax department had conducted searches at the company’s premises in Hyderabad and Ramesh’s residence in Kadapa. The TDP had hit out at the ruling BJP calling the action political vendetta.