HYDERABAD: In the wake of the Kapu Joint Action Committee drawing up plans for a meeting on September 11 to chalk out the future course of action to win job quotas for the social group, Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham has started garnering support from top leaders of the caste-based movement in the state. As part of the plan, Padmanabham is in Hyderabad to canvass Kapu leaders and met senior Congress leader and former Union minister Dasari Narayana Rao at his residence on Monday. Both leaders spent over an hour discussing the issue of Kapu reservation.
According to sources, Dasari promised support to Padmanabham in his fight to get reservation for Kapus. It is learnt that they discussed the strategies to be adopted to exert pressure on the government.
A crucial meeting of top Kapu leaders will be held on Tuesday at Dasari's residence, which senior Congress leader and former union minister K Chiranjeevi, Congress MLC C Ramachandraiah and other senior Kapu leaders are expected to attend, sources added.Later, Padmanabham, who was accompanied by YSR Congress leader Ambati Rambabu and other political leaders, told reporters that the Kapu community leaders from all over Andhra Pradesh would finalise their next course of action at the ensuing meeting if the state government failed to make an announcement on reservation for Kapus by this month end.