Kapu leaders demand Mudragada release

Kapu leaders demand Mudragada release
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They said that the government is responsible for the safety and health of Mudragada who is on an indefinite fast seeking release of those arrested in connection with Tuni incidents.

Vijayawada: Kapunadu leaders demanded immediate release of Mudragada Padmanabham. They warned of agitation if the government failed to release Mudragada immediately.

They said that the government is responsible for the safety and health of Mudragada who is on an indefinite fast seeking release of those arrested in connection with Tuni incidents.

AP Congress Kapu Reservation Sadhikara Committee conducted a meeting at Andhra Ratna Bhavan here on Sunday.
The Kapunadu leaders passed a resolution at the meeting demanding release of Mudragada and lifting of cases on
Kapunadu activists.

The Kapunadu leaders alleged that the TDP government has been threatening the Kapu leaders by arresting the Kapunadu activists and turned Kirlampudi into a police bastion. They said that the government has been provoking the peace loving Kapu community.

The Kapunadu leaders demanded that Pawan Kalyan should react on the arrest of Mudragada Padmanabham immediately. They demanded resignation of Kapu community Ministers in support of Mudragada agitation. They said that the TDP came to power with the support of Kapu votes and it was now foisting cases on Kapu community persons for seeking reservation for Kapus.

The Kapunadu leaders pointed out that the Manjunath Commission is yet to submit its report on the inclusion of Kapus in BC list.

They questioned the government’s decision to conduct a fresh survey.
They said that though Kapu community covers 27 per cent of population in the State, they are economically lagging behind in all sectors.

Former MLA and City Congress president Malladi Vishnu, PCC leader Kolanukonda Sivaji, Kapunadu leaders Galla Subrahmanyam, former MLC Eswara Rao, Akula Srinivas Kumar, Allam Purnachandra Rao, K Vinay, K Srinivas and others were present.

Later, the Congress and Kapunadu leaders staged a protest condemning the arrest of Mudragada. They raised slogans demanding reaction of Pawan Kalyan in the issue. They demanded resignation of Kapu Ministers.
A large number of policemen were deployed at Andhra Ratna Bhavan to prevent any untoward incident during the protest.

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