Chief Minister urged to order an inquiry into the issue

Telugu Desam leaders on Monday sought a compensation of Rs.10 lakh to the family of G. Mohana Rao who was killed in a road accident while going to Itchapuram on his motorbike to drop his daughter Hemalatha at the VRO examination centre on Sunday.

Telugu Desam leaders K. Yerran Naidu and Gunda Appala Suryanarayana contended that the accident could not have taken place if she was allotted the centre at Srikakulam which was only 35 km away from her native place Turakapeta of Sarubujjili mandal.

Telugu Desam leaders alleged that the officials changed the venue from Srikakulam to Itchapuram to many candidates only to provide the Government Degree College for the reception of Rammanohar Naidu, son of Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao.

Mr. Yerran Naidu said the The Government Degree College was the venue for all the competitive examinations but the officials forced the VRO candidates to go all the way to Itchapuram, 130 km away from Srikakulam. “Apart from Rs.10 lakh compensation, Hemalata should be given VRO post since she would have been selected if she attended the examination. The Chief Minister should order an inquiry into the issue,” Mr.Yerrannaidu demanded. However, Congress leaders refuted the allegations and said the allotment of centres could have been done on random basis to avoid malpractices. “It is unfair to make false allegations against the Minister's family since colleges where practical examinations were going on have not been allotted for the VRO and VRA examinations. That is why The Government Degree College was not allotted for the VRO exam. Moreover, the Minister's family had taken the permission from the college management for the reception in the month of November, 2011,” said Simma Rajasekhar, Srikakulam town wing president of Congress.

  • The accident would not have taken place had she been allotted centre at Srikakulam, says Yerran

  • ‘Apart from Rs.10 lakh compensation, Hemalatha should be given VRO post'