The outlawed CPI (Maoists) armed women acres, about 50 in number, today brutally shot dead TDP MLA Kidiri Sarveswara Rao and his follower, a former MLA Siveri Somu, in the agency area of Araku assembly constituency in Visakhapatnam district. Both of them were died on the spot.
In fact, Sarveswara Rao was a defected leader from YSRCP to TDP. He was looking for ministerial berth in the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu cabinet. He was said to be earlier warned by Maoists on several occasion.
He was going to his mines along with his followers. He became first time MLA in 2014 polls and was survived by his wife and two sons. District Supreintendent of Police Rahul Dev has confirmed the attack and said police forces are reaching the spot.