Former Speaker commits suicide


The Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada committed suicide today.

He was a six-time MLA, as well as senior TDP leader and he was hounded by corruption case since he and his party was osted by YSR early this year.

Mr Kodela was speaker till early this year when YSR Congress won and removed TDP from power.

Late Kodela and his family were accused of corruption and financial irregularities when he was the speaker. Kodela Siva Prasada hanged himself at his residence on Monday morning. He passed away at the age of 72.

Kodela Siva Prasada was shifted to the Basava Tarakrama Hospital in a serious condition. He was later pronounced dead.

Kodela was also accused of stealing of furniture from Andhra Pradesh Assembly. Several cases of corruption were registered against his son and daughter after Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP came to the power.

Kodela was a six-time MLA elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly where he served as the Speaker from 2014 till 2019. Kodela Siva Prasad also served as a minister in the NT Rama Rao and Chandrababu Naidu governments of Andhra Pradesh.

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