Hyderabad: Senior advocate Banda Shivananda Prasad was appointed as Advocate General of Telangana with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao clearing his name on Friday.
Prasad, a well-known senior advocate practicing in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, was asked to take over immediately. He hails from Jangaon and is practicing law since 1987. Earlier, he represented various national and private banks as well as other organisations in different cases in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad.
Speaking to Telangana Today, Prasad thanked the Chief Minister for providing a great opportunity to Backward Classes by offering one of the highest Constitutional posts in the State.
“No other Chief Minister in history gave such an opportunity to BCs. I intend to utilise it to the fullest by working in coordination with the State government to meet legal requirements and strengthen the bond with judiciary,” he said.
The government also issued orders accepting the resignation of former Advocate General Desai Prakash Reddy, who quit citing personal issues. He tendered his resignation in March.