A BJP Member of Parliament, Soyam Bapu Rao, from Adilabad, Telangana, has claimed that he used his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds to build a house and finance his son’s wedding. During his address to a group of people, he made these statements.
In the video, he can be heard saying, “I did not have a house, and without one, I would have no value. Therefore, I used some of the funds to build a house. I am admitting to what I did, something no other leader would do. In the past, there have been leaders who misappropriated such funds. I also had to arrange for a wedding, so I used some funds for that purpose. No other leader will admit to this, but I am.”
After the video went viral on social media, Soyam Bapu Rao stated that he could not provide any comment as he had not seen the video.
He also claimed that the video could have been altered and leaked by his political rivals.