Araku Valley MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao has been shot dead on Sunday. According to the reports, the MLA was shot dead by the Maoists near Lippittiputta in the Dumbriguda mandal. He died on the spot only. Former MLA Siveri Soma was also killed in the naxalite attack. There are reports that Kidari Sarveswara Rao was in the hit list of Maoists and the police has alerted him a number of times. He was also provided with a gunman to take care of him. He recently joined TDP from YSRCP. More details are awaited.