The body of senior TDP leader and former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao will be cremated with full State honours, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said.
The Chief Minister also directed Chief Secretary L V Subramanyam to make all the necessary arrangements for that during the funeral rites to be held in Rao's home town Narsaraopeta in Guntur district.
As Kodela was the first Speaker of residual Andhra Pradesh, the government has decided to accord him the honour.
The Chief Minister had earlier extended his condolences
to the Kodela family.
Meanwhile, Kodela's body, which reached Guntur, will be kept in the party office for the cadre to pay respects to the leader. Later, the body will be taken to Narsaraopeta for cremation.