A group of Naxals has killed TDP MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former Araku MLA Siveri Soma in Araku valley in Visakhapatnam District. They were attacked when they were attending an event in Araku Valley. Kidari Sarveswara Rao was elected from Araku, a constituency reserved for the Scheduled Tribes. He won the seat on YSR Congress Party ticket in the 2014 elections, defeating Soma of the TDP. Two years later, he joined the TDP. Watch TV9 media presenting an animated version of Maoists attack.