Andhra Pradesh: Kapu leader goes on indefinite fast

The police have cordoned off the village of Kirlampudi where Mudragada Padmanabham stays.

By: PTI | Kakinada (ap) | Published: June 9, 2016 1:04 pm
Kapu community, Kapu protest, Kapu agitation, Mudragada Padmanabham, kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham, kapu leader fast, Andhra Pradesh, AP, AP news, India News Kapu protestors turned violent earlier in Tuni while demanding BC status for their community.

Kapu community leader and former minister Mudragada Padmanabham began an indefinite fast at his residence in Kirlampudi here seeking release of those arrested in connection with violence at Tuni in January this year.

Five youth were arrested two days back by the state CID in connection with the Tuni violence and remanded in judicial custody.

Padmanabham had fixed a deadline till June 8 for the release of those arrested.

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In view of this, Padmanabham along with his wife began an indefinite fast at Kirlampudi village in East Godavari district.

Meanwhile, the police cordoned-off the entire village and restricted the entry of outsiders at all its check posts.

Top police officials, including Superintendent of Police M Ravi Prakash, were keeping a watch on the situation.

The agitation by the community, seeking inclusion in the Backward Classes category, had turned violent at Tuni when the protestors went on a rampage setting on fire a passenger train, a police station, and police and private vehicles on January 31.

Padmanabham, who is spearheading the stir for reservation in education and jobs in Andhra Pradesh to his community, had earlier accused Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of “ignoring” the assurances given to Kapus.

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    Murthy S
    Jun 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm
    What sort of a leader? Fasting for the release of criminals who created terror for innocent pengers, especially children and old people. One should put him with his wife and children in a similar situation so that he can understand what he is doing? These people should be jailed for openly supporting criminals. His fear may be that if he doesn't do this sort of things to support the criminals next time there will be no criminals to support him in his agitations which may result in failure.
    1. N
      Jun 14, 2016 at 9:38 am
      Fake and fraud TDP party and Chandra Babu are responsible and accountable if anything happened to Sri Mudragada Padmanabham and his family. Chandra Babu ruling like Nizam Razakars, TDP will be be lost in the year 2019 elections what so ever, thats the end of TDP and his agents story. People are watching TDP and Babu's fake promises and fraud mafia supporting every where in the sate, and fighting with Telangana Sate always to coverup AP Special Status. TDP is just corrupt and liars party. Not Late Sri NTR Gari Party any more.
      1. N
        Jun 14, 2016 at 9:45 am
        W state knew who is Criminal, why Telangana people kicked TDP from Hyd Telangana, who is fraud central minister, who owes crores of rupees to banks, every one knew about your gang now, so stop criticising other people, Mudragada is not a corrupt person like Chandra Babu and Family and his Gang, he is not like your Party or Gang of TDP and other parties. How this Babu become CM of AP, how he earned crores of rupees from two acres of land, you guys are criticising others, stop it for good sake.