Once a gun-wielding Maoist, tribal MLA from Telangana gets PhD

Once a gun-wielding Maoist, tribal MLA from Telangana gets PhD

Hummingbird News Desk

HYDERABAD, 11 OCT: Danasari Anasuya, who was once associated with Maoist and then she became a lawyer to a legislator, has now completed her PhD in political science.

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Mulug Congress MLA Danasari Anasuya alias Seethakka was awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) in political science from Osmania University on Tuesday. Her topic of research was Social Exclusion And Deprivation Of Migrant Tribals Of Erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State – A Case Study Of Gotti Koya Tribes In Warangal And Khammam Districts.

Taking to her social media handle Twitter, the Congress MLA shared the good news with a message stating,” In my childhood, I never thought i would be a Naxalite, when I am Naxalite I never thought I would be a lawyer, when I am lawyer I never thought I would be MLA when I am MLA I never thought I will pursue my PhD. Now you can call me Dr Anusuya Seethakka PhD in political science,” she shared.

 “Serving people & gaining knowledge is my habit. I will never stop doing it until my last breath,” she said.

She thanked her PhD guide Prof. T Tirupathi Rao, former Vice Chancellor of Osmania University, HOD Prof Musalaia, Prof Ashok Naidu, and Prof Chandru Nayak.

Congratulations poured in for Seethakka on her achievement. Leaders of Congress and people from different walks of life congratulated her and expressed their best wishes for her future endeavors.

Party’s central leader and in-charge of party affairs in Telangana Manickam Tagore, state Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy, and senior leader Madhu Goud Yaskhi were among those who congratulated her.

Belonging to the Koya tribe, Seethakka had joined Maoist movement at an early age and was heading an armed squad active in the same tribal belt. She participated in many gunfights with the police and lost her husband and brother in encounters.

Disillusioned with the movement, she surrendered to the police under a general amnesty plan in 1994. With this, life took a new turn for Seethakka, who pursued her studies and secured a law degree. She also practised as an advocate at a court in Warangal.

She later joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and contested from Mulug in 2004 elections. However, facing a Congress wave, she finished runner-up. However, in 2009, she won the election from the same constituency.

She finished third in 2014 polls and in 2017, quit the TDP to join Congress. She made a strong comeback in 2018 by wresting the seat despite the statewide sweep by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Seethakka hit the headlines with her humanitarian work in remote villages in her constituency during Covid-19 pandemic. She covered remote villages, and thandas to hand over relief materials and essentials to tribals living there. She reached out to them on bullock carts, motorbikes, and sometimes even on foot carrying the material on her head to hand over the ration material. Pictures of the Mulug MLA carrying the essentials herself and walking in the hot sun, rocky terrains, and water bodies while traveling across the ST reserved constituency went viral on social media and earned praise from one and all.

Having operated in the same forest as a gun-wielding Maoist rebel in the late 1980s and early 1990s, she was not unfamiliar with the terrain. The only difference, in her own words, was that as a Maoist had a gun in her hand and during the pandemic she carried food and other essential commodities.

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