Congress MLA dead in Telangana

Hyderabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Senior Congress lawmaker Patola Kishta Reddy died following cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was 74 and is survived by his wife and four sons.

Reddy was shifted to a private hospital here after he complained of chest pain. The doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

He was representing Narayanked constituency of Medak district in the Telangana state legislative assembly.

Kishta Reddy, a four-time MLA, was chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the legislature.

His body was shifted to Narayankhed for the last rites.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao condoled the death of Reddy. In a condolence message, he recalled the services of the Congress leader as a legislator and PAC chairman.

State Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy and leaders of various political parties condoled the MLA’s death.

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