Kamareddy: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday called on Telangana State Legislative Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy at Pocharam, his native village, and offered condolences over the demise of the latter’s mother, Papavva, on Wednesday. The Chief Minister arrived by a helicopter at Banswada and reached Pocharam by road. Nizamabad MP K Kavitha, Balkonda MLA Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, former speaker Madhusudhana Chary and Government Advisor Rajeev Sharma accompanied the Chief Minister..
The Chief Minister paid homage to the Speaker’s mother by garlanding her portrait, and later called on Srinivas Reddy at his residence. He spent some time with the Speaker’s family and inquired about Papavva’s last days. Pocharam Bhaskar Reddy and Surender Reddy, his bother Shambhu Reddy, sisters, their children and family members were present. TRS senior leaders Gutha Sukhender Reddy, Zaheerabad MP BB Patil, Khammam MP Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, Mahabubnagar MLA Srinivas Goud were also present during the Chief Minister’s condolence visit. Chandrashekhar Rao left for Hyderabad after spending about half-an-hour with the family. Meanwhile, Legislative Council Chairman Swamy Goud, former Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy, former deputy speaker Padma Devender Reddy, and several MLAs from erstwhile Nizamabad district paid condolences to the speaker at his village..