After lying low for a few weeks, former minister and Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham is gearing up for yet another agitation against the Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh, demanding inclusion of Kapus into the BC list.
In his latest move, Mudragada announced that he would take up padayatra from his house in Kirlampudi in East Godavari district to Amaravati, the new capital of the state under construction from July 26 to highlight the demand for Kapu reservations.
The padayatra would pass through all major towns like Bhimavaram, Tanuku, Tadepelligudem, Eluru and Vijayawada, covering a total distance of 450 km.
He would be accompanied by over 500 Kapu activists from all parts of the state.
Mudragada held a series of meeting with Kapu JAC leaders over the rally, which he said would be completely peaceful.
The JAC leaders felt that Chandrababu Naidu had been deliberately dodging the Kapu reservation issue and it is hoodwinking the people by appointing just a Kapu corporation.
So, it is time for a direct action against the government, they felt.
However, it is not sure whether the government would allow Mudragada to take out padayatra this time, too. Last time, he was kept under house arrest, when he tried to take out rally from Ravulapalem to Antarvedi.
It remains to be seen what his strategy would be this time.