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AP govt team to study reservation for Kapu community

01-08-201901-08-2019 14:25:22 IST
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AP govt team to study reservation for Kapu community


Andhra Pradesh government has allocated Rs 2,000 crore for the welfare of Kapu community in the state and that the reservation for the community would be provided without meddling with the significance of existing Backward Classes (BC). Newly elected AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy assigned Kurasala Kannababu, Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, and Ambati Rambabu to look into the Manjunatha Commission report on reservations for Kapu community that encompass Kapu, Telaga, Ontari and Balija castes. 

The CM said, “Earlier TDP government had passed a Bill giving BC category to Kapu community and sent to the Central government for ratification, in 2017. Later, when the Central government introduced 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS), the then TDP government passed another bill providing five per cent of EWS reservations to the Kapu community and sent the same too to the Centre for ratification.”  

Taking a dig at the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Jagan added, “YSRCP’s stand on Kapu reservation has always been the same. Our party is not against Kapu reservation if provided without affecting the interests of existing rights of BCs. We always support reservation for Kapu community. Chandrababu had spent Rs 1340 crore in 5 years, but we allotted Rs 2000 crore for Kapu community, in this budget itself.”


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