New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh State Kapunadu (APSK) has urged the Congress to take note of the fact that Kapus, who are the single largest community in the state particularly in the coastal areas and in the Rayalaseema region, were being continuously denied their due share in the state administration.
APSK president Pilla Venkateshwaran Rao and General Secretary V P Narayanaswamy in a letter addressed to the Congress General Secretary and in-charge of Andhra Pradesh affairs Digvijay Singh has pointed out that Mr Singh's attitude towards the Kapus had hurt the feelings of the community on several occasions.
Mr Singh had in fact allegedly tried to displease, humiliate and insult Kapus. But the community had not reacted so far. But the recent press statement of Mr Singh neglecting the Kapu leaders particularly on important occasions like UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's visit to Andhra Pradesh and during his press interview against the acting President of the Pradesh Congress Committee have offended millions of members of the community.
The letter further said that in independent India, Kapus were never given a chance to serve as PCC President so far. However, after the resignation of Kesava Rao, a Kapu candidate was selected as temporary President of the PCC.
This act, though temporary in nature, has boosted the morale of the entire Kapu community that at last their sincere and wholehearted support to the Congress was yielding fruits. But surprisingly, Mr Singh announced at the very same press conference that Mr G S Rao, the present president, would be reverted back as vice-president within a week and a new president will be selected.
The Kapu community in the state was shocked at this dictatorial style functioning of the Congress party where due respect is not given to democratic values.
The community urged the party high command to take necessary step to regain their confidence state, the letter added.