Apparently realising that his repeated attempt to highlight the Kapu reservation issue by going in for indefinite fast has lost their its effect, former minister and Kapu strongman Mudragada Padmanabham is now planning to take out a new weapon to attack the Chandrababu Naidu government.
According to sources close to him, Mudragada is planning to take up Maha Padayatra (long march) across the length and breadth of Andhra Pradesh to galvanise Kapus and build up a strong mass movement.
Needless to say, he would be given all the necessary support by the YSR Congress party in terms of money and coverage in the media.
And the Kapu brigade in the Congress party including Dasari Narayana Rao, Chiranjeevi and M M Pallam Raju would also lend its support to Mudragada.
Sources said the action plan is now being drafted. Keeping in view the earlier attempt by some vested interests to sabotage the movement, Mudragada is now said to be taking all the precautions to ensure that there are no violent incidents in the movement.
And he is keen on making it a big success, so as to emerge as a powerful force by next elections.