Andhra legislator's daughter 'marries' lover



A love affair between an Andhra Pradesh legislator's daughter, who had accused her father of keeping her under "house arrest" for four years, and her boyfriend ended on a happy note Wednesday after they exchanged garlands at Guntur.

Eeli Ramya, daughter of legislator Eeli Venkata Madhududhana Rao alias Eeli Nani, and Sandeep exchanged garlands in the presence of lawyers in Guntur. They had earlier got married secretly in 2008.

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) ordered police to provide protection to the couple as the girl said she still felt a threat from her father.

Nani Tuesday denied keeping his daughter under house arrest and said he or his relatives would never interfere with her.

The woman approached the DLSA Tuesday alleging that her father, a leader of the ruling Congress and member of assembly from Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district, kept her under "house arrest" for four years after she secretly married Sandeep against her parents' wishes.

While Ramya's parents filed a case of kidnapping against Sandeep, she expressed an apprehension that her father might have kidnapped him. Nani denied the allegation that he got Sandeep kidnapped.

Sandeep reached DLSA late Tuesday and informed the authorities that nobody had kidnapped him.

Ramya said she fell in love with Sandeep, her classmate in an engineering college in Tadepalligudem, and got married. When her father came to know of this, he did not allow her to move out of the house. - IANS