Andhra Pradesh

Former Chintapalli MLA Goddeti Demudu passes away

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) 12.09.2015: Former CPI MLA from Chintapalli Demudu being welcomed to the Praja Chaitanya Sadassu organised by the YSRCP to create awareness among people on the anti-people of the policies of the Government especially on issues like mining of bauxite at Koyyuru in Visakhapatnam district on Saturday. (From Right) Paderu MLA Giddi Eswari, YSRCP Visakhapatnam district president Gudivada Amarnath and Chodavaram MLA B Mutyala Naidu are seen. ----photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) 12.09.2015: Former CPI MLA from Chintapalli Demudu being welcomed to the Praja Chaitanya Sadassu organised by the YSRCP to create awareness among people on the anti-people of the policies of the Government especially on issues like mining of bauxite at Koyyuru in Visakhapatnam district on Saturday. (From Right) Paderu MLA Giddi Eswari, YSRCP Visakhapatnam district president Gudivada Amarnath and Chodavaram MLA B Mutyala Naidu are seen. ----photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam   | Photo Credit: C.V.Subrahmanyam

The Communist Party of India leader and former two-time MLA Goddeti Demudu died while undergoing treatment for jaundice at the King George Hospital here in the early hours of Monday. He was 51 and is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.

His body was shifted to Sarabhannapalem in Koyyuru mandal for last rites.

Andhra Pradesh State Secretary of CPI K. Ramakrishna, assistant secretary J.V. Satyanarayana Murthy, district secretary A.J. Stalin, city secretary Markendeyulu and others mourned the death of Demudu and recalled his services to the Girijans and the party.

The late Demudu was elected in 1994 and 2004 from Chintapalli Assembly constituency (which does not exist now due to delimitation of Assembly segments) and contested from Paderu last year. He was president of AP Girijana Samakhya and vice-president of girijans' all-India organisation.

He was also member of party's State council. He was active in the agitation against bauxite mining. Demudu was one of the speakers at a Girijana sadassu organised by the YSR Congress at Koyyuru on September 12 and it was during his speech that the police switched off the public address system claiming that the organisers had obtained permission for the meeting assuring that bauxite mining issue would not be raised.

The former MLA was bothered by ill-health several times and some years ago when he fell seriously ill, the then Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy got him shifted to Hyderabad for better treatment.

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