Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday paid tribute to revolutionary leader Alluri Sitarama Raju on his 120th birth anniversary, here. Chandrababu on the occasion garlanded the statue of Raju located at Satyanarayanam Puram this morning.
Addressing the gathering, he said that his government will talk to the Centre to install a statue of the freedom fighter in the Parliament House premises in Delhi. The CM said he has instructed Lok Sabha MP from Vijayawada, Kesineni Srinivas to take the responsibility for it.
Born on July 4, 1898, Raju led revolutionary movement called ‘Rampa revolt’ against the British to protect the interests of tribals from East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts between 1922 and 1924. He was gunned down by the Britishers on May 7, 1924.
Alluri statue at Parliament soon: Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the State government would take initiative to install statue of freedom fighter Alluri Sitaramaraju on the premises of Parliament within one year. He said that though the TDP government recommended for installing the statue of Alluri at Parliament house, it was delayed because of Congress party. Chandrababu Naidu asked Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas to follow up the issue. Chandrababu Naidu garlanded the statue of Alluri Sitaramaraju at Budameru bridge in Vijayawada on the occasion of 120 birth anniversary, on Tuesday.
He described Alluri as a great patriot and added that though Alluri was alive for only 27 years he created terror in the then British government by leading the tribal movement against British rule. He said that health tourism would be promoted in tribal areas including Araku, Lambasingi and other areas. He stressed the need for development of Tribals. Stating that superstitions lead to death of 16 tribals in agency region recently, Chandrababu Naidu said State government would make efforts for tribal welfare and to bring health awareness among them.