Senior TDP leader Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu no more

Vastavam web: Senior TDP leader and former Andhra Pradesh minister Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu died due to dengue and related health complications at a hospital in Hyderabad early today.He was 71.The TDP leader, who was also a sitting member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, was admitted to a super- speciality hospital in Hyderabad on Monday after he complained of fever.Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Deputy Chief Minister N China Rajappa and other TDP leaders condoled the veteran leader’s death.

Muddukrishnama Naidu, who hailed from Chittoor district, began his career as a lecturer before joining politics on the invitation of N T Rama Rao in 1983.However, four years later he returned to the parent party.He lost the 2014 Assembly election but was made an MLC in 2016.”Gali played a key role in the TDP’s political journey. His services to the party and the people will be remembered forever,” the AP chief minister said in a statement and offered his sympathies to the bereaved family.

AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, former chief minister of the undivided AP, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Telangana roads and buildings minister T Nageswara Rao and Leader of Opposition in the Telangana Legislative Assembly, K Jana Reddy, also paid their last respects to the departed leader.