Guntur, January 24
The meeting of Kapu Reservation Porata Samithi without former minister Mudragada Padmanabham raised many eyebrows. Kapu community leaders from 13 districts participated in the meeting, which took a resolution to conduct the next meeting in Guntur in February.
There was no mention of Kapu Satyagraha padayatra scheduled on January 25 in the meeting.
Speaking with media persons after the meeting, the Samithi founder-president Nalla Vishnumurthy asserted that they do not give any importance to individuals and parties. “Caste is our leader and its benefits are of utmost importance to us. We will be ever indebted to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu if he keeps his promises and we will support him definitely”.
Kapu Reservation Porata Samithi was founded to fight for the benefits of their community in 2015, he said. The meeting had discussed the promises given by the ruling TDP in its 2014 election manifesto. The meeting alleged that Manjunatha Commission appointed for reservations was in fact not meant for Kapus and pointed out that the commission had failed to submit its report within nine months of its formation.
Several resolutions were taken during the meeting. They include, reservations to be provided before February and should be implemented from the next academic year; Chief Minister should issue orders to sanction Rs 10,000 for degree students and Rs 6,000 for intermediate students; allocation of Rs 1,900 crores to Kapu Corporation in the next budget; and two acres of land for Kapu Bhavan in all districts and Rs 5 crore funds should be allotted.
Kapu leaders observed that it is not right to give the authority over the funds of Kapu Corporation to the ruling party leaders. They also requested the government to cancel the cases filed against Kapu leaders during last year.
The Samithi representatives would be meeting Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu regarding the implementation of his promises.