Kapu Telaga Balija Sangham gets going

Organisers insist association has same goal as Mudragada, reject fears of a conflict'.

Vijayawada: An all-party meeting, organised by the Kapu Telaga Balija Sangham under the supervision of former DGP M.V. Bhaskar Rao in Vijayawada on Sunday, say top leaders attending. According to the organisers, the KTB will play a key role in Kapu Reservation Movement.

Anakapalli MP Avanti Srinivas, Vijayawada Central MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, Kanna Lakshminarayana and Rajahmundry MLA A. Satyanarayana and leaders from Congress and Left parties participated in the meeting.

At the meeting, three resolutions were adopted to pursue the objective of Kapu reservations -- to go forward with the movement by collaborating with all organisations working for reservations to Kapus, to obtain judicial suggestions and support to achieve the goal, and to exert political pressure on the government to give reservations to Kapus.

Addressing the media conference later, Mr Bhaskar Rao made it clear that the KTB was not against Mudragada Padm-anabham. “He is carrying on his own style of agitation to attain the same objective, of Kapu reservations, while we are making our own efforts to accomplish the same goal,” the former DGP said. He said that there was no conflict between the KTB and Mr Padmanabham, “just different dimensions of the movement”.

Kapu Jagruti president Chandu Janardhan said this was just a fight for common cause of reservations, with the goal being the same. Another leader and supporter of Mudragada who wanted to remain anonymous, said, “We are ready to support KTB, if the Sangham is ready to follow Mudragada. If not, we won’t give our support to the KTB. We came to the meeting to intimate the same.” TD leaders who attended the all-party meeting said they would support the KTB if asked to, “properly”.

It is believed that since the government’s lines of communication with Mr Padmanabham having been broken down of late, the KTB is being seen as an alternative to interaction and perhaps a solution to the impasse on Kapu reservations. Along with Mr Bhaskar Rao, retired principal secretary K.V. Rao and KTB Sangham president M.H. Rao participated.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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