Tekkali: It appears that TDP leaders have still not been able to come to terms with their defeat. Tekkali MLA Atchannaidu is one such legislator. The TDP MLA is said to have threatened a lady Mandal Parishad Development Officer (MPDO) in Kotabommal in Srikakulam district on Saturday. He is known to have thrown his weight about in the previous government as a minister, and was in the thick of controversies in Srikakulam district.

Atchannaidu is now unable to reconcile himself with the fact that a transparent administration is determined to root out corruption and irregularities of the past. Under the YSRCP government, officials have been weeding out the names of ineligible beneficiaries of welfare schemes which were inserted by the previous TDP regime. After due scrutiny of eligible beneficiaries, the names are being finalized.

The Tekkali MLA went to the mandal parishad office on Saturday and is said to have threatened in charge MPDO S. Rajeswaramma and other officials. He reportedly warned her against YSRCP workers frequenting the office. The officials should change their style of functioning and be pliant to him, he warned.

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