Former minister and Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham, who has decided to step up his agitation by taking out a maha padayatra from his Kirlampudi village to Amaravati in the last week of July, seems to have a larger agenda than just achieving reservations for Kapus.
It was evident from the statements Mudragada has been issuing for the last few days.
He has been raising several other issues, which are no way connected to the Kapu reservations issue, to attack the Chandrababu Naidu government.
He has been talking about the land scams in Visakhapatnam, water leakage in the Secretariat complex at Velagapudi in Amaravati, Pattiseema project and even the mega aqua food park at Tundurru in Visakhapatnam.
He has also been taking pot shots at Naidu and his Lokesh even when they fumble in their speeches in public.
On Saturday, Mudragada raised the issue of the confrontation between Dalits and non-Dalits at Garagaparru village in West Godavari district.
There were reports of Dalits being outcast for installing an Ambedkar statue for two months and this became the major controversy.
Though the issue was blown out of proportion by a section of media, the political parties, including YSR Congress party, have later realised that it was actually an issue of ego clashes between two groups in the village.
However, Mudragada sought to use the same to attack Naidu and his government.
He ridiculed Naidu for offering Nobel Prize for Olympic medallists but had no money to rescue poor Dalits and no time to call on the victims.
He demanded that Naidu extend financial help to the poor Dalit families of Garagaparru.
It clearly shows Mudragada has a larger agenda of using every other issue, not just Kapu reservations, for his political gains. May be in the coming elections, he has bigger plans!