Former minister and Kapu leader Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham on Wednesday declared that there was no question of taking any permission from the police or the government for his proposed “padayatra” scheduled to commence from July 26.
Mudragada told media that there was no need for taking any permission for a rally being taken for a public cause.
“I have taken up the padayatra following request from my people in 13 districts. Who is the government to give permission?” he asked.
He asked the police authorities to produce evidences as to whether Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu had taken any permission for taking out his padayatra in 2013.
“Let them show evidences, then I will think of applying for permission,” he said.
Questioning the reason behind Manjunatha commission calling Kapu leaders for discussions and taking applications from Kapus if they were not for the Kapu reservation, Mudragada said that Chandrababu should be ashamed for making false promises.
Claiming that the Chief Minister is belittling Kapu community, the Kapu leader said that Chandrababu is suppressing the rights of Kapus forcibly and filing false cases on them.
“Let him arrest me or my 15 lakh supporters. But the agitation will continue,” he said.
Mudragada also challenged the government to come for a debate on the implementation of the pre-poll promises made by Naidu.