Senior Congress Leader and MLC Paladugu Venkata Rao (75) passed away here in the early hours of Monday.
Mr. Rao, who was debilitated for quite a while was conceded into a city doctor’s facility, inhaled his last today. He is made due by wife Susheela.
The assortment of the Congress pioneer was brought home and would be kept at Indira Bhavan, the AP Congress Committee base camp in Gandhi Bhavan premises till 3 pm. It would moved to Nuzvid at night and the last rituals would be performed on Wednesday morning at his inhereted town.
A staunch Congress follower, the veteran pioneer dependably remained by the reason for the gathering. He didn’t mince words in blaming the administration, on the off chance that he felt a few choices were not in light of a legitimate concern for the gathering.
Conceived on November 11, 1940 in Krishna locale, Mr. Rao joined dynamic legislative issues as Youth Congress pioneer in 1968 and made his electing introduction as a Member of Legislative Assembly from Nuzvid supporters in 1978. He went ahead to serve as Minister for Rural Water Supply (1980-82), Agriculture Minister (1982) and Marketing Minister (1982-83).
After a concise hole, he came back to the Assembly having won the Nuzvid seat for the second time in 1989. After the restoration of the Legislative Council amid Y.s.rajasekhara Reddy’s administration, Mr. Rao was chosen from the Assembly amount as a MLC in 2009. He was re-chosen again in 2011 for a six year term. His residency would have finished in 2017.
Congress Leader recall that him as a submitted gathering pioneer, who tackled the proprietors in Krishna region for infringing on Government and timberland grounds. He pursued tenacious fight against the encroachers and was fruitful to an expansive degree in guaranteeing that these terrains were continued by the Government.
The veteran Leader is additionally known for giving his private building in Nuzvid to Andhra Pradesh Horticulture University to begin a Rythu Seva Kendram. The building was utilized as an agribusiness examination focus and has been named after his late folks Paladugu Lakshmaiah and Nagaratnamma.
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Raghuveera Reddy, AP Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana PCC boss Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Congress Legislature Party pioneer in Telangana Assembly K. Jana Reddy, Leader of Opposition in Telangana Council D. Srinivas mourned his passing.