A legislator from Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam party (TDP) on Saturday openly claimed that he would accept bribes, and added that he would use this amount for developing his constituency.
Speaking to mediapersons in Anantapur, TDP MLA Prabhakar Reddy said "Everybody takes bribes for their selfish needs and I too will take commissions from contractors. However, I will use them for the development of my constituency.â€ť
The Tadpatri legislator said he was doing this because the government had no money for development works.
â€śFinancial situation of the state prompted me to take this decision.... I will take white money. And I will show what I have done (with that money). There is no money in Andhra Pradesh. How will we complete development works? Why canâ€™t we do this?â€ť reports quote him as saying.
Prabhakar Reddy who has earlier also served as mayor of Tadipatri, also said that all the bribes will be accepted in the form of DDs only.