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Kanna fires at Jagan for denying Kapu quota!

Kanna fires at Jagan for denying Kapu quota!

Bharatiya Janata Party in Andhra Pradesh is up in arms against YSR Congress party government headed by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for withdrawing five per cent quota for Kapus in education and employment under Economically Weaker Sections quota.

BJP state president Kanna Lakshminarayana dashed off a letter to Jagan for his stubborn stand against Kapu reservations.

He wondered why the government left out the Kapu community while implementing the EWS quota of 10% in the state. The provision for 5% reservation for Kapus in the EWS quota was issued by the previous TDP government.

"I am compelled to state that your government has opened an unwarranted controversy by not continuing the resolution made by earlier Andhra Pradesh Assembly and the stand taken by the earlier government. Instead, the present government under your auspices has taken a controversial decision by depriving Kapus of their 5% reservation," Kanna said in the letter.

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The BJP president found fault with Jagan for saying that former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had not replied to a letter by the Centre dated April 4, 2019.

“His argument did not hold good as the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) had come into place, which may have made it difficult for the state government to reply,” he said.

“As is known to all, several committees and commissions including the Manjunatha Committee have identified Kapus as an economically backward group. Moreover, the Kapu community and all political parties in the state have been in consensus in terms of their public expressions and manifestos that Kapus needed to be considered for reservations. It has been a long-felt need and demand," the BJP leader added.

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