After targeting Telugu Desam Party and its president N Chandrababu Naidu in the last five years of his regime on the Kapu reservation issue, former minister and Kapu strongman Mudragada Padmanabham has now started targeting YSR Congress party president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The reason for Mudragada’s anger is the latest decision of Jagan Reddy cancelling the decision of the Naidu government providing five per cent reservations to Kapus under Economically Backward Classes (EBC) quota, as he does not want to continue any scheme of Naidu.
On Monday, Mudragada on fired a salvo at Jagan questioning the decision taken on the ground that the five per cent quota to Kapus was scrapped by the court.
He sought to know which court had struck down the five per cent sub-quota in the 10 per cent reservation for the EBCs.
Mudragada said that If there was any such court stay order, then they would put plaster to their mouths without asking for any demands and rights till the next elections.
“Do we have to lead the lives of slaves without any demands? Do you think Kapus have voted for the YSR Congress party expecting a dole of Rs 2,000 crore to the Kapu corporation?” he asked.
In his earlier letter, Mudragada sounded a little positive towards Jagan.
He claimed that Kapus had voted en masse, except in a few places, in favour of YSR Congress in the recent assembly elections hoping that at least Jagan Mohan Reddy would be able to provide solution to the long-pending demand of the community for reservations in education and employment.
“We, Kapus, set aside even Jana Sena Party headed by Pawan Kalyan who hails from our community, and voted for the YSRC. Now, it is the time for you to reciprocate our support by fulfilling the demand for reservations,” he said.