Centre’s masterstroke gives a heart attack to Chandrababu!
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After the TDP carried the protests outside the parliament under Chandrababu’s able guidance, everyone thought that the Centre would succumb. But shockingly, the Centre’s recent move is giving Chandrababu nightmares. Prominent Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham became the centre of attraction, thanks to the Kapu Reservation Movement, which he led from the front. In order to counterattack Mudragada, who has been rising among other politicians, Chandrababu agreed to sanction 5% exclusive reservations to the Kapu community, joining them under the BC Category.
This move was greatly welcomed, and in fact, did affect the YSRCP. Looking at the pro-Kapu statements coming from Chandrababu, many Kapu leaders from YSRCP are making plans to leave the party when required. Surprisingly, most of them from the Kapu community forgot Mudragada and hailed Chandrababu for his decision. In this way, Chandrababu did counter both Mudragada and YSRCP.
Now, it is the turn of Centre. Given the protest over Center by the TDP, the Centre played its master card. It rejected the ‘Kapu Bill’ put forth by the AP Assembly. The Centre said, ‘according to the Supreme Court’s directives, the reservation cap for AP is already 50%. We cannot further increase it to accommodate the new proposal from the AP Govt.’
This marks the end of Chandrababu’s dream to woo the Kapu community and bank on their votes.