This was the maiden visit of KCR to Anantapur. KCR had a good rapport with TDP leader Paritala Ravi, who was assassinated by his rivals in 2005.

KCR and Naidu attend wedding of son of Paritala Ravi the man who inspired Raktha Charithra Facebook/Paritala Sriram
news News Monday, October 02, 2017 - 09:45

Chief Ministers of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana attended the wedding of Paritala Sriram, son of slain TDP leader Paritala Ravi, on Sunday in Anantapur.

This was Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s first visit to Anantapur, after the bifurcation of unified AP.

KCR arrived at the venue directly, while his Andhra counterpart Naidu visited Kia Motors site in Penukonda and reviewed its progress, reported The Hindu.

While the Telangana CM was accompanied by Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao and legislator Eraballi Dayakar Rao, the AP CM, Chandrababu Naidu, was accompanied by his brother-in-law and MLA of Hindupur, N Balakrishna, reported for The New Indian Express.

Other politicians and celebrities who attended the wedding included actor Mohan Babu, his daughter Lakshmi, director Boyapati Srinu and others, TNIE report added. 

KCR, who has a bitter relationship with the AP CM and TDP leaders, shed his differences and interacted with them. He was seen talking with former minister and Puttaparthi MLA Palle Raghunath Reddy.

Speaking to media, Reddy said that KCR has assured all cooperation to the Andhra Pradesh government.

Paritala Sunita, wife of Paritala Ravi had invited both KCR and Chandrababu for the wedding. KCR had a good rapport with the slain TDP leader, who was assassinated by his rivals in 2005. The rivalry saga between Paritala Ravi and Maddalacheruvu Soori was the inspiration behind ‘Raktha Charitra’, the two-part movie released in 2010, directed by Ram Gopal Verma.

Maddalacheruvu Suri, key accused in the assassination of Paritala Ravi was allegedly killed by his close aide in 2011.

Paritala Sunitha is now the MLA of Raptadu in Anantapur, and also Minister of Woman and Child Welfare.

KCR had served as in-charge minister for Anantapur district, when he was with the TDP between between 1995 and 1999, before he formed his own party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Deccan Chronicle reported. 

 

 

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