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Ex-AP Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao commits suicide

In April, Siva Prasada Rao was injured in an alleged attack by YSRCP workers at a polling station. The YSRCP had accused him of resorting to rigging.

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Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao

Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao has committed suicide at his residence here on Monday, police said. He was 72.

The senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader was found lying unconscious at his posh Banjara Hills residence at around 11 a.m. by family members.

His daughter with the help of driver and security guard shifted him to Basvatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

The police has registered a case of death under suspicious circumstances and launched investigations.

Deputy Commissioner of Police A.R. Srinivas said the cause of death would be known after the autopsy report. The family members told the police that he was under mental stress.

Rao’s body has been shifted to the government-run Osmania General Hospital for autopsy.

Opposition TDP blamed the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government for Rao’s death.

A physician by profession, Rao entered politics at the invitation of TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao in 1982. A senior leader from Guntur district, Siva Prasada Rao served as a Minister in the cabinets of N.T. Rama Rao and N. Chandrababu Naidu in undivided Andhra Pradesh.

He served as Assembly Speaker from 2014 to 2019. He was defeated in the recent Assembly polls.

Siva Prasada Rao, a six time MLA, is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.

A TDP strongman, he was blamed by his rivals for political violence in Guntur’s Palnadu region.

A bomb blast at his house in Narsaraopet during the 1999 elections killed four of his supporters. He was then a Minister in Naidu cabinet.

The Congress party had accused him of storing bombs at his house but Siva Prasada Rao blamed Maoists for the blast.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had later him a given clean chit in the case.

In April, Siva Prasada Rao was injured in an alleged attack by YSRCP workers at a polling station. The YSRCP had accused him of resorting to rigging.

Siva Prasada Rao and his son Siva Rama Krishna were last month booked by the Andhra Pradesh Police for allegedly diverting the Assembly furniture to unauthorized premises. Some furniture was recovered from Krishna’s motorbike showroom in Guntur.

As the news of his death spread, several leaders of TDP and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) rushed to the hospital. They expressed their shock over his sudden death.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed grief and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao expressed shock over the former Assembly Speaker’s demise.

TDP president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said Siva Prasada Rao’s death was a huge loss to the party.

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I have lost a comrade, colleague and friend: Sonia on Ahmed Patel’s death

Congress has lost one of its greatest son. I am at loss of words at his death. May his soul rest in peace. May god give strength to his family to cope up with this terrible loss.”

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Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday while condoling the death of Ahmed Patel said she has lost a dedicated Congress colleague.

“In Sh. Ahmed Patel, I have lost a colleague, whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress Party.” she said

She said, “His faithfulness and dedication, his commitment to his duty, his always being there to help, his generosity were rare qualities that distinguished him from others.”

“I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend. I mourn his passing and I feel deeply for his bereaved family to whom I offer my sincere feelings of empathy and support,” she added

Scores of Congress leaders condoled Ahmed Patel’s death, “It is very hard to come to terms with Ahmed patel Ji’s passing. He was a political troubleshooter par excellence & will be sorely missed by all. “Ahmedbhai” was also a close friend of my late father’s & a mentor to me,” tweeted Milind Deora.

B.K. Hariprasad said in a tweet, “Its very saddening to know about the demise of Shri Ahmad patel ji. Congress has lost one of its greatest son. I am at loss of words at his death. May his soul rest in peace. May god give strength to his family to cope up with this terrible loss.”

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Ahmed Patel’s role in strengthening Congress will always be remembered: PM Modi

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Narendra Modi

Condoling the death of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his role in strengthening the opposition party will always be remembered.

Patel spent years in public life, serving the society, Modi noted.

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

He was admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram and had been critical for a few days. He had contracted COVID-19 and subsequently, developed complications.

“Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. He spent years in public life, serving society. Known for his sharp mind, his role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered. Spoke to his son Faisal and expressed condolences. May Ahmed Bhai’s soul rest in peace,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

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Ahead of DDC polls, BJP targets Abdullahs over ‘land grab’

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Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi: Ahead of the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir beginning Saturday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad trained his guns on the Abdullahs for their alleged role in the Roshni scam.

Prasad alleged that the key leaders of the erstwhile state, including Farooq Abdullah, used their “influence and power for land grabbing”.

“In 1998, Farooq Abdullah had purchased 3 kanals of land but he encroached upon 7 kanals of land which were double the size of the purchase,” Prasad alleged while speaking to the media. He further said that under the Roshni scam, the name of Farooq Abdullah’s sister Suraiya Mattu has also appeared, who, the minister alleged, is also a beneficiary of 3 kanals of land.

“There was a conscious land loot by the powerful people of J&K who were getting benefits under the Roshni Act which was declared unconstitutional by the J&K High Court. This is low level politics by the powerful people of J&K and we condemn it,” alleged Prasad.

Prasad said the J&K High Court has declared the Roshni Act as unconstitutional and has stated that the names of people who have acquired land under this Act should be listed and made public.

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