Responding to the Kapu agitation at Tuni in East Godavari District, Tollywood actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan paused his film shoot in Kerala on Monday evening and rushed to Hyderabad to address the media.
Kalyan who is himself a Kapu made the following observations:
Tuni incident is unfortunate.People who do these kind of agitations and protests should maintain peace and be calm. In this particular incident, the government has failed to control such huge crowds.
I was surprised that TDP government has not taken any extra measures to maintain peace and order. The government should have made sufficient arrangements to control the protesting crowds.
Even the leader who is organizing this agitation should be careful before conducting such public meetings.
I don't want to blame anyone for this incident because itâ€™s not my nature to blame without any proof but after this incident, I felt that this ruckus was created intentionally.
Kapu issue is not new; it has been going on for ages. So, the government should act according to the election manifesto.
The problems regarding reservations cannot be solved overnight
These sort of troubles happen in many places in India.Patels, Gujjars are also protesting for their caste status and stopped trains.
I suspect anti-social elements behind burning the train.
With regard to national integrity, I have joined the alliance with TDP and BJP but not with the specific promises that they have made to the people.
I believe that all problems can be resolved through constitutional methods.
Kapus have to be accommodated in BC list without causing much loss to the other sections already a part of the list
Pawan Kalyan's elder brother Chiranjeevi who is also a Kapu, wrote an open letter to AP CM Chandrababu Naidu just before Pawan Kalyanâ€™s press conference. He has blamed the CM for the present situation in Tuni.