Mudragada dancing to Jagan’s tunes: TDP

Dara Gopi

Amaravati: The ruling Telugu Desam Party on Wednesday took strong exception to the open letters by former minister Mudragada Padmanabham to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

The TDP senior leader and Kapu Corporation chairman Chalamalasetti Ramanujaiah wrote an open letter to Mudragada branding the leader a puppet in the hands of opposition leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. He said Mudragada was also working against the interests of the State like Jaganmohan Reddy. The issues raised by Mudragada in his speeches and letters were similar to those brought up by Jaganmohan Reddy, Ramanujaiah alleged.

He ridiculed Mudragada’s objections to the Machilipatnam Port and the Amaravati city development. Ramanujaiah asserted while the Machilipatnam port would help in the overall development of the Kapu community, the construction of Amaravati city would help the State’s growth. He regretted that Mudragada, in the name of fighting for the Kapus, was working against the interests of the community and the State.

He drew similarities between the statements of Mudragada and Jaganmohan Reddy against the development of the State and investments coming to the State. He wondered if Mudragada, like Jaganmohan Reddy, was also against the State mobilising global investments to the State.

The Kapu Corporation chief sought to advise Mudragada to understand the welfare activities initiated by the government and the steps taken to study the possibilities of extending BC status to the Kapu community. The Manjunadha Commission was already working towards recommending the BC status and reservations for the Kapus as promised by the TDP in the elections, he asserted and asked Mudragada not to dance to the tunes of Jaganmohan Reddy.

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