Kapu Leader Padmanabham Calls Off Protest Programme

Published: 01st February 2016 04:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2016 10:03 AM   |  A+A-

TUNI: After keeping the State administration on tenterhooks with sudden Rasta Roko and Rail Roko programmes for over five hours, former minister and Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham called off the stir on Sunday night with a rider that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu should make an announcement over the issue of sanctioning BC status to Kapus by Monday evening.

Even as Chief Minister Naidu was addressing media persons in Vijayawada over the Tuni incident and Kapu reservations issue, Padmanabham announced his decision to call off road blockade call given by him.

According to associates of the former minister, he is now chalking out an action plan including undertaking fast-unto-death protest from Monday night to be implemented in case the State government fails to consider his demand.

“If the State government fails to take any positive decision on Kapu reservations issue by Monday evening, then Padmanabham will begin indefinite fast programme to further exert pressure on the government to accord BC status to Kapus,” some Kapu leaders said.

The situation in Tuni came under police control by Monday night. The town was limping back to normalcy with the national highway cleared and vehicular traffic restored.

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