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Andhra MLA to accept ‘bribes’ for development work

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Hyderabad: A lawmaker belonging to the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has announced that he will take bribes for development of his constituency.

J. C. Prabhakar Reddy, a member of the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly from Tadipatri constituency in Anantapur district made the announcement.

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 told reporters in Anantapur.

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 J. C. Diwakar Reddy, a TDP MP who is also known for making controversial statements.

(IANS)

  • Kirik

    Wow, taking bribes through DD and maintaining record how he spent the bribe!!!

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Andhra Government to Give Free Smartphones to 1.4 Crore Women

1.4 crore women in Andhra to get free smartphones

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The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to give free smartphones to all members of women’s self-help groups in the state to enable them to avail various government services on digital platform.

The state has around 1.4 crore members in Development of Women and Children in Rural Area (DWCRA) groups, popularly known as the women’s self-help groups.

The phones will have Android operating system and will come with a sim card with required speed, unlimited calls, daily 50 SMSes and 1 GB data.

K. Vijayanand, Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics and Communications, on Wednesday said Andhra Pradesh Technology Service will be the nodal agency for procurement of the phones.

A procurement committee will announce guidelines for the same.

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A technical committee will be framing guidelines to distribute the phones.

The Internet is expected to increase the reach of citizen services being provided by the government. He said the move would help bridging the digital divide.

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The government is providing citizen services under various platforms like E-Pragati, Mee Seva, Yuva Nestam and Real Time Governance. There is also a toll-free number 1100 to lodge complaints.

There are already 900 web-based and 100 mobile applications available to provide various services to the people. (IANS)