Kapu patriarch seeking BC status sent back home
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 09:34 AM |
KIRLAMPUDI: Police on Thursday foiled Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham’s second attempt to take out his Chalo Amaravati rally seeking BC status for Kapus.As announced, the Kapu patriarch stepped out of his residence in Kirlampudi to set out on his padayatra, but cops deployed there stopped the leader saying he had not obtained permission from the Police Department. Enraged, Mudragada lashed out at the police demanding to know if Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had sought permission for his padayatra in 2014 as an opposition leader. The leader allegedly said that he would seek permission in the prescribed format if he was furnished proof that Naidu had done so too.
The department maintained that the Supreme Court had strict guidelines on granting permission for protests such as padayatras and unless the Kapu leader complied with the instructions and sought permission in “the proper format” he would not be allowed to continue his protest.
When the police refused to reason with him, Mudragada lost his patience and declared that he would continue to make attempts to take out the padayatra for the sake of his community before walking back into his house even as kapu activists from different parts of the district arrived at his residence in solidarity with the cause.Sensing trouble, a large contingent of police has been posted at the leader’s residence and his village sewn up to prevent unruly crowds from entering and creating trouble.