Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday visited Suryapet to personally meet and console the family members of Col Santosh Babu who martyred in the Indo-China clashed recently on the border. CM along with Ministers Sri Jagdish Reddy, Sri Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Government’s Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar reached Suryapet in the afternoon and firstly he paid floral tributes to the portrait of Col Santosh Babu. Later, he consoled Col Santosh’s wife Ms. Santoshi, parents Smt. Manjula, Sri Upender, sister Ms. Sruthi. The CM spoke to Col Santosh’s children Abhigna, Anirudh Teja. The CM hailed Col Santosh for sacrificing his precious life for the protection of the country. The CM said he was very upset with the death of Col Santosh. He assured that he would stand by Col Santosh’s family at all times. He said the family members could contact him whenever they need anything. The CM urged Minister Sri Jagdish Reddy to take care of the family. The CM has personally handed over the letter appointing Ms. Santoshi as the Group I officer. He also handed over the documents allotting 711 Sq Yards of house site in Banjara Hills in Hyderabad to Ms. Santoshi. The CM gave a Cheque for Rs 4 Crore to Ms. Santoshi and Rs one to Col Santosh’s parents.
Rajya Sabha members Sri J Santosh Kumar, Sri Badugula Lingaiah, Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Sri Nethi Vidyasagar, MLAs Sri Gadari Kishore, Sri Bollam Mallaiah Yadav, Sri Chirumarthi Lingaiah, Sri Bhoopal Reddy, Sri Saidireddy, ZP Chairperson Ms. Deepika Yugandhar, Municipal Chairperson Ms. Annapurnamma, DCCB Chairman Sri Gongidi Mahender Reddy, and others participated in the programme.