Sunday, February 7, 2016
In the back drop of former Minister and Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham couple’s indefinite fast entered third day seeking reservation to Kapu community, Jana Sena chief and actor Pawan Kalyan suggested the government to hold talks with government.
In a message on Sunday, Pawan tweeted that direct talks with Mudragada and other Kapu leaders should be held to resolve the issue. A group of balanced intellectuals should be entrusted with the responsibility of finding a mutually acceptable solution before it juggernauts into an uncontainable situation’, he observed.
Heavy police force posted
Meanwhile heavy police force was deployed at Kirlampudi and Padmanabham perceived the deployment is an attempt to foil his fast. He locked himself in his room and denied entry to the police and revenue officials in the morning. Superintendent of Police Ravi Prakash and Joint Collector S.Satyanarayana who visited him with a team of doctors were not allowed inside.
Leaders queuing to Kirlampudi
In a bid to extend support, leaders including former Union Ministers K.Chiranjeevi, Dasari Narayana Rao and senior leaders of YSRCP Botcha Satyanarayana, Ummareddi Venkateswarlu and Ambati Ramababu will be calling on the fasting leader on Monday to express solidarity even while the police continued to impose restrictions on the movement of leaders.
Congress launches hunger strike
APCC general secretary Naraharisetti Narasimha Rao launched a hunger strike being observed by Mudragada in Vijayawada on Sunday. Before sitting for hunger strike, he paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Kapu leader Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga. He said that the TDP should keep its electoral promise and release Rs.1,900 crore to the Kapu Corporation and also an announcement that Kapus were being included in the list of BCs. He demanded the government to lift Section 144 in all the districts.
Panel urges Mudragada to call off protest
The Cabinet Sub-committee on BC reservation for Kapus on Sunday in Visakhapatnam appealed to fasting leader Mudragada Padmanabham to call off his protest. The meeting convened by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu reportedly decided to sort out the issue at the earliest and launch a counter-offensive against attempts by the Congress and YSRCP to politicize the issue. Ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that issuing a GO would not provide reservation for Kapus but only the Commission’s recommendations can provide reservation in jobs and educational institutions to Kapus, they said.
‘How Chandrababu earned 2 lakh crore from two-acre land’, demands explanation
The fasting Kapu leader and former Minister Mudragada Padmanabham has demanded an explanation from the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu how he had grown to two lakh crores from just two acres of land.
Mudragada said if he said the success behind it, the Kapu community will also follow his foot steps. He said that the prime demand of seeking Rs.1,000 crore too will not be asked by the Kapu community people.
He ruled out of putting an end to the agitation till the demands are met despite any hurdles created by the government to foil the indefinite fast. He said that even if he was lodged in jail, he would continue the fast. He charged Chandrababu that government is floating rumors about his health condition by wrong health bulletins and added that he and his wife are healthy. Mudragada spoke to joint collector Satyanarayana for nearly ten minutes and said that the medical tests proposed has to be done on Chandrababu Naidu in an ironical way as they are perfectly and medically alright. He said that he and his wife Padmavati has decided to dedicate for the Kapu community.