RK returns, gives a fitting reply
Mangalagiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy had returned to his home town on Wednesday. The TDP leaders and some farmers of the capital villages from his home constituency have filed a missing case against him. They alleged that their MLA is not found anywhere though they were fighting against the government’s move to shift the capital from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam.
The MLA was angry for the TDP-sponsored protest and said that he went to attending the wedding of his brother’s son and that was just for one week after the Assembly session. He said it was not uncommon for politicians to go out of the constituency headquarters and wondered why the TDP leaders had made it an issue.
The MLA who fought for the farmers at the time of land pooling for Amaravati is known for his simple living and service to the people in his constituency. He was the first MLA to open a canteen for the poor people providing food at cheap price. The much-talked about Anna Canteens by the TDP government three months before the elections were based on this model, besides the Amma Canteens of Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu during her days.
The Mangalagiri MLA too was a role model to many as he supplied vegetables to the poor people at cheapest prices for some time. He spent from his pocket for all these activities and was known for his service and charity works. In fact, it was these works that have made him defeat Nara Lokesh in the 2019 general elections.
He is now ready to give a fitting reply to the TDP leaders and the agitating farmers of the capital villages in his constituency. Some farmers from Penumaka have been holding the protest at the instance of the TDP and he is likely to meet them in a day or two. It is to be seen how this young MLA would handle these protests.