Saturday, February 6, 2016
Former Minister and Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham and his wife Padmavati who have been under indefinite fast entered second day on Saturday.
Speaking to media, Mudragada said that they are physically well and appealed the police and medical teams not to exaggerate their health situation. He demanded for immediate release of Rs.1,900 crore for BC Corporation and report of Manjunatha Commission within three months. He said that they are not demanding anything except what the Chief Minister has promised.
Mudragada refuses to meet officials::
Mudragada Padmanabham has refused to meet any officials when the Joint Collector Satyanarayana along with a medical team tried to meet him at around 8.30pm. He refused to talk to him and asked his family members to put off the lights in the house. ‘If the government is not ready for truce and not giving any scope for further talks, I will not budge. I will ask my supporters to intensify their protests in a Gandhian way’, he said.
Tension mounts following health condition deteriorates:
Tension prevailed in the village as residents staged a dharna against the alleged police excesses. People, mostly women in the villages of the Konaseema area expressed their solidarity by launching relay hunger strikes. The health of Mudragada couple started deteriorating after 32 hours of fast. They rejected fluids suggested by doctors after their sugar level started decreasing. He said that the medical bulletin released in the afternoon was not correct as he and his wife were maintaining normal health except for a little weakness.
Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murty urges to call off:
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister K.E.Krishna Murty has requested the fasting couple to call off his indefinite fast as the government is committed to providing reservations to Kapus without hurting the interests of the BCs. He said that the government has already set the process in motion by appointing a committee and to implement the assurance given to Kapus.