MLA Kantha happy on being appointed Government Whip
State government appointed Pinapaka MLA Rega Kantha as the Government Whip on Saturday.
Khammam: State government appointed Pinapaka MLA Rega Kantha as the Government Whip on Saturday. MLA Rega Kantha Rao, who is the ST ( Koya) MLA from the Pinapaka Assembly constituency, is the first tribal MLA who got the coveted post of the government Whip. He is a two-time MLA from the Pinapaka Constituency.
Kantha Rao was elected as an MLA in 2009 on the Congress ticket. He did not contest the 2014 elections. On that year, Congress had allotted the seat to CPI. In 2018 Assembly elections, he won on the Congress ticket but after three months he joined TRS.
On Friday evening, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao made a call to the MLA and told him that he was chosen for the Whip post. On Saturday, he met the Chief Minister at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad, and the CM announced his name for the post of Whip.
MLA Rega Kantha Rao expressed his happiness on being appointed as the Whip of the government. This is first time anybody got the Cabinet rank post from the Pinapaka constituency, he added.