Kakinada: Two leaders who are playing important roles in Andhra politics currently are Kapunadu leader Mudragada Padmanabham and Jana Sena chief and cine actor Pawan Kalyan.
Though the two leaders belong to the same community, they have never met each other and the ongoing debate within the community is whether they will in the future as Pawan Kalyan wants to emerge, untouched by the caste or religion stamp on him, while Mudragada is fighting only for the community.
Though Mudragada is a tough leader and does not work out compromises with anyone else if he leaves them, in recent times, he has met all the leaders, keeping his pride aside for the sake of the community. Mudragada met and held discussions with cine actors Dasari Narayana Rao, Chiran-jeevi, political leaders MM Pallam Raju, PV Rangaiah Naidu, many IAS and IPS officers and other leaders in the community from various parties.
But he did not meet Pawan. Rumour has it that Mudragada had tried to meet him, but Pawan had not made time for him.
Many youth, who are the followers of Mudragada, attended Pawan's meeting on Saturday.
“The two leaders are two different characters. Paw-an goes without any caste or religion. He wants to change the system and bring accountability in politics. Mudragada wants to develop the community and regroup them on a united platform,” said Kapunadu adviser D.N. Ramesh.
Meanwhile, the Kapu Joint Action Committees of 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh will hold a meeting on Sunday at Morumpudi in Rajahmundry from 10 am to 5 pm.
Nearly 1,000 delegates will participate in the meeting, which will be helmed by Kapu leader Mudragada Padmana-bham. The Kapu JAC convener V.Y. Das said that the time given by the state government for including Kapus in BC Reservations had ended. But Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had not fulfilled his promise nor had he even brought up the issue. The JAC leaders and members of the Kapu community spoke about taking up agitations, such as rasta rokos, rail rokos, padayatras, bike yatras and others to achieve their cause. The meeting will decide an action plan for their struggle.