TRS MLA Ramalinga Reddy passes away
Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLA of Dubbaka constituency from Siddipet district S. Ramalinga Reddy passed away in the early hours of Thursday.
The 59-year-old legislator from the ruling party fell sick nearly two weeks ago after being operated on for varicocele at Rush Hospital in Kompally, a private hospital. He got infection on one leg and eventually it began affecting his overall health. As his condition deteriorated, family members shifted him to Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Gachchibowli nearly 12 days ago, the MLA’s close relative Srinivas Reddy said. The legislator was put on ventilator and breathed his last around 1.40 a.m. on Thursday.
Large number of people from the constituency and other villages of Siddipet district thronged Chittapur and paid homage to the departed leader. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the sudden demise of Mr. Reddy. Remembering the active role played by Ramalinga Reddy in pro-Telagnana agitation and long association with him, Mr. Rao conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members the MLA. Ministers Eatala Rajender, K.T. Rama Rao, T. Harish Rao, Satyavathi Rathod, Puvvada Ajay Kumar and several legislators from Siddipet district attended the funeral. Before entering political arena in 2004, Ramalinga Reddy was a journalist. He served as president of the district body of working journalists union. In After reorganisation of constituencies, he contested from Dubbaka in 2014 and emerged victorious.
Mr. Reddy was chairman of the Estimates Committee of the Assembly in 2014 and became its chairman again in 2018.