A man, identified as Goparthi Nagababu, has been arrested by the Pamarru police for allegedly posting threatening Facebook posts against Pamarru MLA Uppuleti Kalpana.

Nagababu hails from Krishna district’s Pamarru and reportedly belongs to the YSRCP.

Nagababu, allegedly made certain objectionable statements aimed at Kalpana who defected from YSRCP to the ruling TDP along with 22 other leaders including the late Kidari Sarveshwar Rao, who was killed by naxals of CPI Maoist party on 23 September.

Speaking to TNM, Pamarru MLA Uppuleti Kalpana said, "I don't know this man personally but he is backed by a local YSRCP leader. He has been making slandering remarks against me, just to defame my stature in the public.”

She further added that Nagababu allegedly asked Maoists to come to Amaravati and attack her. Kalpana also claimed that the YSRCP was taking part in such vendetta, because they could not face her politically.

Pamarru police have registered a case under section 3 (1)(r), 3(2) V(a) of SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act along with section 500 , 116 of Indian Penal Code. The case investigation is being overseen by local Deputy Superintendent of Police P Mahesh Babu.

According to Pamarru Inspector Shivashankar, the MLA has filed the complaint as she felt humiliated and intimidated by the posts put up by Goparthi Nagababu.

Kalpana alleged that Nagababu is trying to incite “certain elements” to take action against her and further claimed that the posts were tarnishing to her public reputation and image.

According to the police Nagababu posted objectionable remarks via a post on Facebook on August 21 and again on September 23. Incidentally, it was on September 23 that Araku MLA Kidari Sarveshwar  Rao and ex MLA Siveri Soma were killed by "Maoists."

The YSRCP, is refuting all the allegations and claims that the MLA is trying to take mileage out of a sensitive issue.