Leaders across the party lines paid tributes to former Union Minister Gaddam Venkata Swamy on his 89th birth anniversary here on Friday.
Ministers KT Rama Rao and T Harish Rao and TRS general secretary, MP K Keshav Rao paid floral tributes to Kaka at Sagar Park in Hyderabad.
Taking his legacy forward, G. Vinod, Former Minister, and G. Vivek, Advisor, Government of Telangana, remembered the great leader and said whatever they are today, it is because of their father, Late Gaddam Venkata Swamy.
Addressing the gathering, Minister KT Rama Rao said, “Kaka played a great role in bringing the Congress leaders together in support of Telangana formation. He was one among the great leaders who strived for the poorer sections.”
Irrigation Minister Harish Rao said that Kaka had played a crucial role in Statehood movement in its first phase in the 60’s and again in the second phase. He recollected his moments with the great leader and said, “Kaka played a major role in bringing housing scheme for the first time in the country.
Former Union Minister and BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya and AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, MP Gutta Sukhender Reddy, Former Speaker Suresh Reddy were the other leaders who paid homage to Venkata Swamy on the occasion.