Andhra Pradesh MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy from the YSRCP on Sunday filed a complaint with the Tadepalli police in Guntur district over allegedly objectionable posts on social media being made against him.
The legislator, who won from Mangalagiri in the Amaravati capital region in the recent elections, said that 'derogatory messages' were being posted against him and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, and sought protection from the police, stating that there was a threat to his life.
He also demanded strict action against the culprits. Alla Ramakrishna Reddy pointed out to the police that one Nani Chowdary was the main accused along with a page titled 'Lokesh Army', as he claimed that they frequently threatened to kill him, in their social media posts.
A case has been registered under 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc), 505(1)(b) (Statements conducing public mischief) of IPC and relevant sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act.
Ramakrishna is a known face in the party, and his constituency falls in the Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA). He had defeated Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Minister Nara Lokesh in the polls held in May.
In October last year, Ramakrishna had alleged that his security cover has been deliberately cut in half by the TDP government, despite threats to his life from Naxals and sand mafia in the area.
Speaking to a local media outlet at the time, he said, â€śNeither people, nor us representatives, have security. People elected us to protect the people, and we need security for ourselves as well.â€ť