Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, MLA from Bheemunipatnam, has been named as Minister of Tourism; Culture and Youth Advancement of Andhra Pradesh. He is the founder Chairman of Avanthi Educational Society that runs about 14 engineering, pharmacy, degree and PG colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
He has served as MLA of Bheemunipatnam from 2009 to 2014 and as Anakapalle MP from 2014 to 2019. He started his political career with the Praja Rajyam Party in 2009 and later moved to the TDP in 2014. He joined the YSRCP in 2019.