Prudhvi Raj Resigns As Chairman Of TTD SVBC
Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC) chairman Prudhvi Raj Balireddy, resigned to his post on Sunday, after an audio clip of his alleged vulgar telephonic conversation went viral on the internet, following the sting operation by a news channel.
The audio which is the doing rounds allegedly shows Prudhvi Raj sexually harassing a female employee over the call. TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy ordered an investigation after the audiotape was leaked by some channel employees, triggering a huge row that left TTD authorities red-faced.
In the audiotape, a voice similar to Prudhvi Raj is heard sexually harassing a woman employee. It is not clear if the woman has filed a complaint or how the audio leaked. The audio’s authenticity is still unidentified. This is a storm that the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government was least expecting.
Prudhvi Raj told the employee, "I love you. I wanted to hug you but, I hesitated as you may raise a complaint. I want to have a drink at your company."
Meanwhile, he told the TTD Chairman that a conspiracy has been hatched against him by a particular community, and also claimed that he is innocent in this entire episode. He also told that a fake voice was created to defame and malign his image.
He also said there was not even a single complaint against him from any of the 270 SVBC employees since he took the charge as a chairman. Prudhvi was appointed channel head after YSRCP came to power last year.
On the other hand, the allegations against the actor's corruption are on full swing. SVBC employees allege that he used to drink alcohol in the Padmavathi guest house in the temple premises.