The wife of Ramjee Naik, a local tribal leader, has alleged that in exchange for money, Ms Chowdhury promised an assembly ticket to her husband for last year’s state elections, which was not given to him.
Police in Khammam district of Telangana have registered a case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act against former Union minister Renuka Choudhary following a complaint that she allegedly took Rs. 1.10crore by promising an Assembly ticket to a local leader ahead of elections last year and abused his wife when she sought return of the money.
The case was registered following an order by the Court in Hyderabad on the complaint by B Kalavati who alleged that Choudhary took the money from her husband Ramji for getting the party ticket to contest from Wyra Assembly constituency in Khammam district, according to Khammam circle inspector Sridhar.
The matter would be investigated now following the registration of the case, he said.
“This is totally baseless, unsubstantiated and politically motivated. I have never met this woman in my life. I can swear by that. Such unfortunate things happen in politics,” Chaudhary said when contacted.
Renuka Chowdhury told CNN-IBN that the charges are false. “The charges are totally rubbish. I completely deny it. I am so vulnerable to such accusation,” she said.