AP speaker Kodela Shiva Prasad made somehow controversial comments contrary to his democratic position backing his caste and assuring them a nice future in the coming days. Kodela attended a devotional ceremony in Dwaraka Tirumala market yard where he made his comments especially dedicating to the people of his social class ‘Kamma’ saying they had grasped the power and should try to hold it firmly.
He said they (Kammas) had worked hard and grasped the power and said he was glad that many prominent people in agriculture, business, film and news media are Kammas. He also said the number of NRIs shows how they (Kammas) are advanced in the studies. Later these comments Kodela was grandly felicitated by the authorities. He was also accompanied by Ungutur MLA Ganni Veeranjaneyulu and ZP Chairman Mullapudi Bapiraju.