Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, the Tourism Minister of Andhra Pradesh, denied any involvement in the reported scandalous audio clip that has gone viral on social media on Thursday. As the videos went viral, the minister denied his involvement, claiming that it was a political conspiracy against him.
While addressing a press conference at his residence late on Thursday evening, the minister said, "The audio that is going viral on social media is not mine. It is fake and has been done to conspire against me. I have lodged a complaint with the cybercrime cell of the police about this. I received calls from friends and well-wishers asking about the viral audio. It hurt me a lot. I have also lodged a complaint with the city police commissioner regarding the audiotape."
When asked whether the phone had gone from his cell phone and the voice was his, he said that it was fabricated and investigation will give a logical conclusion.
On whether it was done by some of his party colleagues, he said that he was friendly with all and respected all women colleagues. “But who has done it – whether it was an inside job or from the Opposition – the police will bring it out,” he said.