Mudragada gives 'Chalo Kirlampudi' call

Irked over denial of permission for his ‘Chalo Amaravati’ padayatra, Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham on Thursday announced the launch of a new campaign — ‘Chalo Kirlampudi’.

Addressing JAC leaders at his residence here, Mr. Padmanbham advised Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu ‘not to develop a grudge’ against the community which also voted for him. To browbeat the Kapu youth into submission, bind-over cases were being filed against them, he alleged. Police were creating an atmosphere of fear at Kirlampudi by imposing restrictions on entry of Kapu activists, he said.

“This is leading to unrest and resentment among the Kapus. They will revolt against this government and teach it a lesson,”he warned.

Mr. Padmanbham called upon members of his community to give ‘sleepless nights’ to the Chief Minister by converging on Kirlampudi in large numbers.

Plea to police

He asked the police to withdraw from their duties on their own from Kirlampudi and permit him to take out a padayatra. “I am requesting you not to follow the orders of higher officials and if you want to convey anything to us, assign the task to one of your constables. Do not degrade your position by directly interacting with us,” he said.

Rajamahendravaram Kapu JAC leader Nandepu Srinivas said community leaders would start coming to Kirlampudi from Friday despite police restrictions, adding that they were ready even to go to jail.

JAC leaders Akula Ramakrishna, Vasireddy Yesudas, Areti Prakash, Gouthu Swami and leaders from other districts spoke.

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