An issue involving remunerative price to turmeric farmers has heated up Telugu Desam Party (TDP) politics, in Nellore. Udaigiri constituency in Nellore is represented by TDP's Bolleneni Venkatrama Rao. This legislator, however, is not present in the constituency most of the time, which is a cause of concern for his followers. He recently approached minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, with a plea to offer remunerative price to turmeric farmers, which was promptly done. Government immediately released funds and a purchase centre was set up. However, it was later realised that many officials, TDP and YSRCP activists, swindled some Rs. 15 cr. of the money, buy selling cheap quality turmeric.