HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has promised to construct a memorial in the name of Congress senior leader G Venkataswamy, popularly known as Kaka, in a prime location in the city.
Similarly, a Venkataswamy Square will also come up in the city, he said at the meeting organised to condole the death of the departed leader held in the city on Wednesday. Rao said the sons of Venkataswamy have also identified a couple of locations for construction of the memorial in the city.
“A decision will be taken soon and foundation will also be laid for the memorial,” Rao said. He hailed the services of Kaka for the downtrodden and also lauded the departed leader’s efforts in achieving separate Telangana.
“I did not like speaking to Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee (now President) in Delhi during the talks for alliance between the TRS and Congress in 2004 elections. It was Kaka who called me for lunch and made the alliance work,’’ Rao recalled.
Union Minister for labour Bandaru Dattatreya said Kaka, who worked as union labour minister, was responsible for initiating several welfare measures for the workers.
Leaders of various parties including Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, S Jaipal Reddy, Mothkupalli Narsimhulu and others spoke on the occasion.