YSR Congress party today demanded the de-recognition of Araku MP Kothapalli Geetha and her immediate resignation as she did not belong to Scheduled Tribes. 'After the district administration ruled that her brother was not an ST, she has no moral right to continue as MP from the quota seat of Araku and it should be vacated to given to a genuine person to represent the adivasis of the constituency. The constituency spans four districts of the new Andhra state,' Party MLA Giddi Eshwari told reporters here.
East Godavri District Collector ruled that Geetha's blood brother was not a ST and the same applied to the Araku MP as well. Ms Geetha, who crossed over to TDP, had given a certificate from the MeeSeva and her application was considered for the candidature of Araku MP. As her true colours are now exposed, Ms Geetha should quit on her own. We will also take up the issue at appropriate forums, Ms Eshwari added.