Friday, March 4, 2016
Kirlampudi (East Godavari)
Kapu leader and former Minister Mudragada Padmanabham who is spearheading an agitation for inclusion of Kapu community in the BCs list has put the State Government on notice.
Mudragada announced to resolve to sit on indefinite fast from March 11 if the government failed to fulfill the promises made to him last month. He said that the government should immediately release a sum of Rs.500 crore to the Kapu Corporation and allocate Rs.1,000 crore every year thereafter. It should accept all applications’ from Kapu youth and provide them loan devoid of involvement of Janmabhoomi committees in processing of the applications’, he said at a press conference at his residence in Kirlampudi in East Godavari district on Friday. He further said that there should not be any delay in the submission of report by the Manjunath Commission. He denied of having any support of junior leaders like Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Suspects tapping of his phones by government
Mudragada alleged that the government was tapping his phones and the phones who were call him. He said that the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had raised a hue and cry when his telephone was tapped by the Telangana police but is now resorting to the same tactics here to defeat his political rivals. He said that Chandrababu Naidu was cheating him and was not fulfilling the promises made to the community during elections and during his indefinite hunger strike on February 5. He further said that out of three lakh applications submitted to the corporation only 30,000 were considered that too as per recommendations of the Janmabhoomi committees.
Thota Trimurthulu sees political motive behind launching another agitation
Ramachandrapuram MLA Thota Trimurthulu said that Mudragada Padmanabham is not the sole representative of the 1.25 crore people belonging to Kapu community. In less than a month after getting an assurance from the government, he is threatening to launch another agitation demanding a written assurance from the Chief Minister and is aimed at political gains. He said that he had mediated on behalf of the government when Padmanabham had launched the agitation only to prevent tension. He said that the State Government is committed to election promises made to Kapus. He said that he had discussed with lawyers and they expressed the view that only a Commission could provide a permanent solution and this was informed to the Chief Minister who constituted Justice Manjunatha Commission. He questioned the need for launching another agitation when the Commission is supposed to submits its report in another eight months?