KAKINADA: Kapu leaders, led by Kapu Joint Action Committee (JAC) state convener Mudragada Padmanabham, have submitted representations to 130 public representatives such as MLAs, MLCs and MPs of their respective constituencies, as part of the Kapu reservation movement. Mr Mudragada Padmanabham submitted his representation to Telugu Desam MLC Mr Boddu Bhaskara Ramarao here on Friday.
He said Chief Minister Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu had promised the Kapu community during election campaign and also put in his manifesto by consulting manifesto committee members and BC leaders such as Finance Minister Mr Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Mr R. Krishnaiah that Kapus would be included in BC reservation list. He said Mr Naidu had promised that Kapus would be included in BC reservation list within six months.
But even after over two-and-half-years, he has failed to fulfil his election promise. JAC state coordinator Mr V.Y. Das and other leaders submitted their representation to Kakinada Urban MLA Mr Vanamadi Venkateswara Rao (Kondababu) and Kakinada Rural MLA Ms Pilli Anantha Lakshmi at their residences and Kakinada MP Mr Thota Venkata Narasimham at his residence in Veravaram.
They want the MLAs to write a letter to the Chief Minister on their own along with their representation for inclusion of Kapus in BC list. Mr Das said as a part of their agitation, the Kapus in Andhra Pradesh state had submitted their representations to 130 MLAs, MPs and MLCs in the state out of 175 constituencies. He said that remaining would be covered on Saturday.
The Kapu leaders could not meet some of the leaders as they were not available, he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Mudragada Padmana-bham wrote a letter to Kapu community people, including all sub-sects like Balija, Vontari, Telaga and others, appealing them not to yield to any pressure or ‘cheap tricks’ by the Chief Minister as ‘he was trying to split the Kapu movement to evade the issue of inclusion of Kapus in BC list’. He said the movement would continue till the TD includes them in the BC list, though the TD creates hurdles for the cause....