Rajahmundry: Taking a cue from the Maharashtra government, led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, which is putting in sincere efforts to provide 16 pc reservation to Marathas in educational institutions and government service under socially and economically backward classes, noted Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham asked the AP CM N. Chadrababu Naidu to make it public as to what efforts his government was making to fulfill his poll promise of providing reservation to the Kapus in the backward class communities.
In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister on Wednesday, the Kapu leader flayed him for simply passing a bill in the state Assembly in December, 2017, to provide reservation to Kapus in the BC list and sending it to the Centre without pursuing it further.
He asked Mr Naidu as to why he was unable to act like Maharashtra CM to provide reservation to the Kapus. He asked him whether he was interested to provide BC reservation to Kapus or not and wondered whether he was trying to ignore the interests of the community.
Maintaining that the Kapus were born in the state and that they did not migrate from other parts of the country, the Kapu leader said that their community has the right to enjoy the provisions provided by the Indian Constitution.
Referring to the statements of CM that he had laid roads, constructed toilets and building Chandranna Kalyana Mandapams, the Kapu leader took objection and said that such facilities were being provided with funds from the state government and not the funds taken out from the CM’s pocket.
Expressing displeasure for failing to fulfill the promise of providing BC reservation to Kapus since long, the Kapu leader asked the CM how long should they wait for the promise to be fulfilled. Being critical of the CM on promoting his son Lokesh as his political successor, the Kapu leader said that their community would teach him a befitting lesson in the ensuing polls, if he failed to fulfill his promise by that time....