His family members, fans and various political parties have been agitating for the removal of statue without their consent. The statue at Benz Circle had to be removed to facilitate the flyover work .The ruling party leaders made it clear that once the works are completed, the statue will be reinstalled.
When YSRCP leader Yalamanchili Ravi tried to garland the Kakani Venkata Ratnam’s statue as a protest against the demolition, police officials forcibly took him into custody. YSRCP leaders Yalamanchili Ravi and other leaders were arrested by the police who were concerned about the dismantling of Kakani Venkataratnam idol at Benji Circle. Subsequently, they moved to Gannavaram PS and moved from there to Uugutore station.
Minister Devineni Uma faluted the opposition parties agitation over removal of the statue. He said the name Benz circle will be name as Kakani Venkataratnam circle. The YSRCP leaders are agitating for special status while having BJP scarf in Bangalore . Amit Shah has become a God and TDP a monster for Jagan, alalged Uma.