Kapu Leader Mudragada Padmanabham, who is spearheading the movement seeking reservation for his community, has congratulated Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for passing the Telangana Reservation Bill enhancing quota for Muslims and STs.
“You have implemented in a short span of time promises given during the electioneering in your Election Manifesto. As you have rightly observed, this is done without any dharnas, Rasta Rokos and protests by the people. You have proved that Election Manifestos should not become waste papers as pointed out by the Chief Justice of India,” Padmanabham said in his letter to the Chief Minister on Monday.
Padmanabham said that by increasing the quota for Muslims and STs, KCR has proved that he was following the footsteps of Dr B. R. Ambedkar, who strived for the reservation of the oppressed and weaker sections. “We have to respect the people who have voted us to power. Our AP Chief Minister (Chandrababu Naidu) had subjected people to lathi charge, implicated them in false cases and made them bear with choicest abuses hurled at them, when people asked him to implement promises made in the Election Manifesto. Please do not follow him. Power, properties and lives are not permanent except the name and fame,” he said.
“By implementing the promises made in the election manifesto, you have stood as the first CM in the country who had fulfilled the election promises,” he said. He also advised KCR to conduct elections without spending a rupee and get the credit for conducting such money less polls.