Former Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao’s son Sivaram surrendered in the court in the cases filed against him since the YCP came to power. He told the court that his family members had not committed any irregularities but cases were filed out of political differences. Prior to Kodela suicide, the YCP leaders made many police complaints one by one and threatened to get Sivaram arrested. But after the former Speaker ended his life, the ruling YCP leaders temporarily stopped political harassment of the Kodela family.
There was a time when Sivaram had even stayed away from Andhra Pradesh due to too many police cases being filled against him. When Kodela committed suicide, Sivaram was in Kenya. He attended the Kodela condolence meeting and addressed the people.
In the changed circumstances, Sivaram is expected to get court bail. TDP leaders say that non-bailable cases were filed against him deliberately. Jagan Circar hunted down all the family members of Kodela Sivaprasada Rao in order to frighten TDP cadres in whole of Palnadu region.