Congress worker Muni Kamakoti alias Munikoti, a native of Manchalaveedi in Tirupati, set himself ablaze on August 8th last year at Tirupati Corporation Office demanding Special Category Status. In the meeting held for Special Status, Munikoti got very emotional, raised slogans, poured kerosene on the body and set himself on fire. He succumbed to the 70 percent burn injuries the very next day.
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu lauded the sacrifice of Munikoti and promised Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for his family. One year has passed already, but Family of the deceased were yet to receive the compensation. Even Congress party announced a financial aide of Rs 2 lakh to Munikoti's Family. However, none of the Leaders bothered to fulfill the promise.
YS Jagan announced Rs 3 lakh financial assistance to family members of Munikoti. Pungunu MLA Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy handed over the amount to the family the very next day. Munikoti's Brother Murali complains: 'My Brother's wish wasn't fulfilled yet. Injustice is being done to My Family'.