Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy made it a point to fly down from Delhi to Visakhapatnam to attend the wedding reception of his party MP, Goddetti Madhavi. The occasion was special because Madhavi had married her childhood friend Kusireddy Siva Prasad, who incidentally had proposed to her after she won her election to the Lok Sabha this May. The couple had celebrated this inter-caste alliance by doing a photo shoot in the picturesque Araku valley, which went viral.
Madhavi with declared assets of Rs 1.4 lakh is one of the poorest MPs from Andhra Pradesh. This was the tribal MP’s debut in electoral politics. Her father Goddetti Demudu had been CPI MLA before. Madhavi defeated Kishore Chandra Deo of the TDP by over 2.24 lakh votes. That Deo has been a Union minister and a 6-time MP, made her a giant killer in the context of Andhra Pradesh politics.
Madhavi was a teacher before joining politics. Siva Prasad, after finishing his MBA, is a correspondent at a college.
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