Chiranjeevi and Raghuveera Reddy Arrested:former Union Minister of State Mr. Chiranjeevi and PCC Chief Raghuveera Reddy decided to meet Mudragada to give support and show their sympathy towards his indefinite fast. When they both reached the Airport, the Police arrested them on the spot.According to sources, as per instructions given by party president Sonia Gandhi, AP Congress in-charge Digvijay Singh and former Union minister M.M. Pallam Raju telephoned Mr Padmanabham and extended their support to him.
Chiranjeevi and Raghuveera Reddy Arrested at Rajahmundry Airport on Monday.
The leaders said that the party would help Mudragada in his attempt to have the Kapus included in the BC and OBC lists at the Centre if the state government forwarded their demand.Mudragada Pamanabham had locked himself along with his wife Padmavathi and some followers in his house at Kirlampudi in East Godavari district on the third day of his indefinite fast on Sunday.
Mr Padmanabham, who wants reservations for Kapus among other things, said there was no prospect of talks on the issue unless the government issues a written order accepting his demands.Mr Padmanabhan did not allow joint collector S. Satyanarayana who had come to the house along with superintendent of police M. Raviprakash, and a team of doctors, to check on their health.
Dasari Narayana Rao House Arrested
Director turned politician Dasari Narayanrao was hiuse arrested today by the police. As Dasari Narayanrao, film and Kapu leader, arrived in Rajahmundry to visit the fasting Mudragada Padmanabham, the police have surrounded the hotel where the film-maker is staying. The entire East Godavari district has become a police bastion. The police have raised bandobast in all cities in the district.
The joint collector said that conducting medical tests on a fasting person was mandatory. To this, Mr Padmanabham shouted at them and locked the house.Earlier, the Kapunadu leader said he would neither give up his fast nor subject himself to any medical examinations. Mr Padmanabham said that if Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was adamant, he was more than a match for him.
He also demanded Mr Naidu reveal how he had amassed his alleged wealth of Rs 2 lakh-crore from being a marginal farmer with two acres.“If Mr Naidu reveals that secret, no caste will ask him reservations and everybody will follow him and become as rich as him. Then there would be no need for reservations,” Mr Padmanabham said.