Andhra Pradesh

Turpu Kapus seek BC-A status

SRIKAKULAM: Several Turpu Kapu leaders on Sunday urged the government to establish an exclusive corporation for their community which was one of the most backward communities of Andhra Pradesh.

The Turpu Kapu Samkshema Sangham Srikakulam district unit organised Kapu Garjana programme at Meliyaputti to garner support to achieve a separate corporation of their community. The organisation also sought BC-A status for the caste.

Patapatnam MLA Kalamata Venkata Ramana, who attened as a chief guest, said that over 5 lakh people of the community were living in North Andhra Region.

The Association convener Surangi Mohana Rao, leaders of the community Mamidi Srikanth, S.Jogi Naidu and others said a majority of the Turpu Kapu youngsters would get more opportunities in education and jobs if BC-A status was given to the caste. “A majority of the people of Turpu Kapu community are living in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts. They will get justice if government considers it as a separate caste and extends most backward caste benefits,” said Mr. Mohana Rao.


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