Ex-Speaker Kodela admits of shifting assembly furniture, computers to his residence
There have been several allegations on Kodela Siva Prasad, former speaker of AP assembly including 'K Tax' which has been alleged by the people in his locality over extortions and land settlements. Here comes another leaf in his crown as he admits that the missing furniture and computers in the assembly have been in his house.
Andhra Pradesh Ex-Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao said that he had shifted the furniture to ensure its 'maintenance' and offered to pay the price of the items, as he had used them.
The senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader's 'confession' came after it was reported earlier this week that some items, including furniture and computers, had gone missing when the assets of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were bifurcated.
"If we would have left the furniture at the Speaker's chamber in Hyderabad, maintenance may have been a problem. They may not even have been secure. Due to this, I shifted the furniture to my camp office in Sattenapalli," said Kodela.
YSRCP leaders also claimed that there have been several allegations on this leader and his family members ran a 'mafia' in the region in Guntur district by extorting money from locals which are being dubbed as 'K Tax'.
Kodela was also in the news on April 11, when Andhra Pradesh went to polls. The senior TDP leader and his gunman were allegedly heckled by YSRCP cadres at the polling booth of Inumetla in Sattenapalli constituency.