Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has appreciated Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on becoming Assembly Speaker. He recalled that Pocharam served jail term on several occasions as engineering student during separate Telangana agitation in 1969. KCR mentioned that Pocharam has left a mark as Agriculture Minister as Rythu Bandhu scheme was introduced during his tenure. He assured Speaker of appointing an efficient Agriculture Minister for continuing existing schemes. Pocharam is the second Assembly Speaker in Telangana state and elected as MLA for six times.