On Sunday, thousands of the Kapu community👥, from Tuni, Andhra Pradesh, sought quota benefits under Backward Class (BC) category. In frustration, they set fire🔥 to a train🚃 (Ratnachal Express), a police👮🏻 station and several police vehicles. Led by former minister Mudragadda Padmanabham, they demanded that the TDP (Telugu Desam Party) government🏤 release a govt order for the BC status by Monday which was promised to them in the 2014 general elections📥. Padmanabam threatened that the meeting would turn to a major agitation😡. CM N Chandrababu Naidu said, “I have never seen this kind of violence👺 in the last 40 years.” He was alarmed that 6⃣ Police officials and 6⃣ Railway Police officials were beaten👊 and said, “You have a right to protest and hold meetings, but why instigate violence👺?” He assured the Kapus that he is working on giving them reservations.
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