Mudragada Padmanabham undertakes ‘deeksha’ from today at his Kirlampudi residence

Friday, February 5, 2016
Kirlampudi (EG Dist.

Former minister and Kapu community leader Mudragada Padmanabham will be taking up ‘indefinite hunger strike’ along with his wife Padamavati today morning at 9am at his residence in Kirlampudi in East Godavari district.

Mudragada Padmanabham appealed his supporters not to visit Kirlampudi for extending support and added they to take up deeksha by fasting on day time and support him with empty plates. TDP leaders held talks with Mudragada in an effort to convince him to withdraw the ‘deeksha’. The talks went futile. TDP leaders Thota Trimurtulu and Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, Boddu Bhaskara Rama Rao met Mudragada at around 9.15 and held discussions for over one hour.

Later speaking to media, they said that they will take up the demands to the notice of the Chief Minister and added that they held talks not in the capacity of an ambassador but in their person capacities. Bonda Umamaheswara Rao said that Mudragada demanded for immediate release of Rs.1,900 crore to Kapu Welfare Commission and Manjunatha Commission to submit his report within three months. Bonda appealed him not to see that the agitation should not spread to other districts.

Meanwhile, police have been making elaborate security arrangements by undertaking searches at various places. They appealed the people outside West Godavari not to enter Kirlampudi and threatened that Section 144 and Police Act is in vogue. East Godavari SP M.Ravi Prakash said that the Kapu Ikya Garjana that was held on January 31 has no police permission. Following arson and violent incidents, the police slapped Section 32, 188 of Police Act on the persons who sat on the dias. He said that cases were registered on 27 leaders of various parties. On the violent incidents like setting ablaze Ratnachal express, 25 police vehicles has caused an estimated loss of Rs.100 crore. The police have registered 63 cases while the Railway police slapped 6 cases. As many as 10 Sub Inspectors, one DSP and an IPS officer OSD K. Fakirappa have been appointed to investigate the cases.

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