Medapati Venkat is NRI affairs advisor for AP Government
Diehard YSR loyalist and YSCRP NRI activist Medapati Venkat has been appointed as the NRI advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh. A notificiation to this effect has been issued on Tuesday. He will advise the Government on NRI affairs. This is the first time that such a post has been created in AP.
In fact, Kerala has a minister for NRI affairs as Keralites work in the Gulf Countries in large number and the state’s economy is dependent in a big way on the NRI remittances. In neighbouring Telangana, KTR himself tackles the NRI affairs. A large number of Telangana expats work all over the globe. Similarly, Venkat will advise the government on NRI related issues, investment flow and others. He was till recently the party’s NRI wing chief.
Venkat is a software professional with several business enterprises in the US. Part of his family is in the US. His wife is a senior journalist in Hyderabad and has worked as the CEO in several Telugu channels.