Visakhapatnam, January 18, 2024: The Visakhapatnam Excise Department is contemplating registering a case against South MLA Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar following allegations of distributing approximately 400 bottles of liquor to his close followers on Kanuma day. A viral social media post depicted the MLA distributing bottles of alcohol and meat in his college to supporters, sparking concerns over possible violations of prohibition and excise regulations.
District Prohibition and Excise Officer V. Sudheer stated, “Nobody has officially complained to us about the MLA distributing 400 bottles of liquor. According to prohibition and excise rules, an individual can possess three bottles at a time. In this case, we need to gather evidence regarding whether the MLA has procured such a substantial quantity. If evidence is found, we will take suo motu action. Furthermore, if anyone comes forward with evidence and lodges a complaint, we will initiate legal proceedings against the MLA.”
Jana Sena Party leaders, led by South Constituency Fishermen Community Leader Dr. Mugi Srinivas, have approached the Regional Intermediate Board office, urging the cancellation of permission for MLA Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar’s college, Ramabanam. They argue that the college should face consequences for the alleged distribution of liquor on its premises. Jana Sena leaders have indicated their intention to file a complaint against the MLA with the district excise office.
Former Brahmin Corporation Chairman Seetamraju Sudhakar, who recently resigned from the YSRC party, has joined the chorus demanding action against Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar. Sudhakar alleges that the MLA distributed cheap liquor bottles, violating both excise and education laws. The controversy has gained momentum, with political figures and community leaders expressing their concerns over the reported liquor distribution, raising questions about potential legal repercussions for the South MLA.
As the Excise Department considers its course of action, the allegations against Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar may lead to a legal battle, adding a layer of complexity to the political landscape in Visakhapatnam.