Terming Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s approval of 5% reservation to the Kapus (out of 10% announced by the Centre for the economically weaker sections) as historic, Ganata Srinivas Rao expressed on Wednesday that the government would start to implement it from the 2019-20 academic year.
Mr Srinivasa Rao expressed the relevant G.O would be issued as soon as possible and the issue discussed in the assembly.
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“The Chief Minister will ensure implementation of the reservation in employment and in education from the coming academic year,” he expressed. Mr. Srinivasa Rao said the government would set up regional Kapu Bhavans at various places, for which Rs.75 crore had been sanctioned. Three places had been shortlisted and Rs.5 crore sanctioned for the purpose. Foundation stone would be laid before February 10, the Minister expressed.
Lashing out at YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for stating at the time of his padayatra that he could not make any promise on the Kapu quota issue as it was within the realm of the Centre, the minister noted the Opposition leader would not be able to achieve SCS or separate railway zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters citing the same reason.
Anakapalle MP M. Srinivasa Rao expressed kapu leaders in different opposition parties should not criticise the government’s decision as it would benefit the youth of their community. Yelamanchili MLA P. Ramesh Babu was present. Earlier, the TDP leaders performed ‘abhishekam’ to the flexi of Mr. Naidu, thanking him for reaching out to the Kapus.