Saturday, June 17, 2017
Kapu leader and former Minister Mudragada Padmanabham has today made it clear at Jagammpeta that there is no going back on the scheduled padayatra from Kirlampudi to Amaravati on July 26.
Speaking pressmen at Madhavarayudupalem, he said that he was forced to take up the padayatra despite no response was received from the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the issue of inclusion of Kapu community in the list of BCs. He said that he would continue the yatra despite the police stops. Even though, he was taken into custody, he will continue the yatra from the place where he would likely be taken into custody. He gave a call to the people of the community to participate in the yatra in a Gandhian way. The route map of his padayatra will be given to Chief Minister shortly.
‘Will not allow padayatra’, says Home Minister::
The Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa has made it clear that the government will not give permission for the padayatra. He called the youth not to fall prey to the self-styled caste leaders. Speaking at a press conference, he said there was no point in giving permission to the padayatra as the intentions of the organizers were clear and were provoking a particular cast to create disturbances. He question the rationale of the padayatra at a time when Justice Manjunatha Commission is about to submit its report to the government? he asked. The report will be made public and steps will be taken to improve the living conditions of Kapus, he added.