He reiterated his demand in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, during his meeting with community leaders.

Give BC status to Kapus by Dec 6 Andhra Kapu leader Mudragada gives ultimatum to govt
news Protest Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:16

Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabam, who is  leading the movement of the Kapus to include them under BC category has reportedly reaffirmed his demand and given an ultimatum to the government to sort out the matter before December 6, The New Indian Express reported.

He reiterated his demand in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, during his meeting with community leaders. 

He also stated that the government is responsible for the "consequences", if the community failed to get the BC status.

In the meeting, he mentioned that three years have passed but the government has failed to keep its promise. He said that during campaigning, Chandrababu lured the community by saying that he would include them within six months after coming to power.

Mudragada said that they have set Dec 6 as the deadline since it is observed as the death anniversary of BR Ambedkar.

While demanding that CM Naidu fulfil his election promise, he also stated that there is no going back on Dec 6 as the final deadline.

The Kapu leader had earlier planned to take up a  400-km padayatra that would cover the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur, before ending at Amaravati, but it was foiled by the Andhra Pradesh police.

In July and August this year, the Kapu leader was kept under house arrest after his call for Padayatra, in view of the law and order situation.

At the height of the Kapu agitation in January 2016, activists had set fire to the Ratnachal Express at Tuni in East Godavari district.

Following this, the TDP government constituted the Manjunatha Commission to look into the issue.

 

 

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