Jana Senani Pawan Kalyan expressed shock and grief over the mysterious death of former Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao. He said that it was very unfortunate that a strong leader like Kodela succumbed to political pressure which eventually led to his controversial death. It was true that lot of political character assassination took place against the former Speaker. Over a dozen cases were filed and more cases are being registered by AP Police every now and then.
Pawan indirectly referred to these politically motivated cases against Kodela. No other TDP leader was subjected to this kind of too much political harassment and witch-hunt. Alarmingly, the local police also joined hands with the YCP leaders to humiliate Kodela without any respect for his long-standing political career.
Jana Senani commented that Kodela should have fought against the political rivals unto the last instead of giving up his struggle. Pawan prayed for considerable strength to Kodela family members to overcome this tragic loss.