oath-taking of Jakkampudi Raja (extreme right) as Chairman of Kapu corporation

Jakkampudi Raja got over as Chairman of the AP State Kapu Welfare and Development Corporation here on Sunday.

Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani), and Ministers Botcha Satyanarayana, K. Kanna Babu, and Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) attended the oath-taking ceremony.

Talking on time, Mr Satyanarayana told the TDP government had used the Kapus for its political gains and did zero for their welfare. It flooded down the goals of the Kapus and deceived them on the quota problem, he alleged.

Dig at Naidu

Mr Kanna Babu said the TDP government had declared to earmark ₹1,000 crore per annum for Kapu welfare. However, it did not pay more than ₹2,000 crore through its 5-year tenure. “Except for making trips to New Delhi, former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu did nothing for the welfare of the Kapus. Now, the Kapus are in a quandary as to their status,” he alleged.

Mr Alla Nani said the choice of Mr Raja was an honour to all the Kapus. The corporation’s funds won their way to the TDP leaders’ pockets in the past, he claimed. The similarity would never believe Mr Naidu again, he said.

Mr Perni Nani said, Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was deserving of honour by the Kapus.

MLA Ambati Rambabu said the YSRCP would not cheat the Kapus like the TDP. Mr Naidu, who had promised BC status to the Kapus, declined to do so after coming to power, he claimed.

Ponnur MLA Kilaru Rosaiah spoke.

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