Jagan orders State funeral for Kodela

Amaravati: The body of senior TDP leader and former Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao will be cremated with full state honours, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has said.

The Chief Minister also directed Chief Secretary LV Subramanyam to accord State honours to former TDP leader during funeral rites to be held in his home town Narsaraopeta in Guntur district. As Kodela was the first Speaker of the newly formed Andhra Pradesh, the government has decided to accord him the honour.

Meanwhile, Kodela’s body, which reached Guntur will be kept in the party office for the cadre to pay respects to the leader. Later, the body of the departed leader would be taken to Narsaraopeta for cremation. The Chief Minister had earlier extended his condolences to the Kodela family.


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