Development of Pandrangi, the birth place of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju, in Padmanabham mandal, as a tourism spot was suggested by Bheemunipatnam MLA M. Srinivasa Rao on Saturday.

At a meeting addressed by Union Minister of State for Tourism K. Chranjeevi, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana, State Ministers Vatti Vasant Kumar, Ganta Srinivasa Rao and C. Ramachandraiah, the MLA sought sanction of Rs.25 lakh for developing Pandrangi as a tourist spot. He also sought funds for development of Ananta Padmanabhaswamy temple at Reddipalli and developing a fishing harbour at Bheemunipatnam.