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AP gives 5% reservation to Kapus

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The state assembly in a late sitting on Thursday passed a Bill to provide five per cent reservation to the Kapu, Telaga, and Ontari communities, and another five per cent reservation to economically weaker sections.

Of the five per cent reservation to Kapus, one third will be allocated to women.

Backward K Acchennaidu introduced the bill in the House and after a discussion, the Bill was passed unanimously.

The community, who form a considerable chunk of population in Andhra Pradesh, has been demanding reservation for the backward caste since a long time. The Andhra assembly had passed a resolution seeking the central government to include community in backward castes without hampering the existing reservations, in December 2017. However, that did not materialise.

Recently, the central government announced 10 per cent reservations to economically weaker sections. The has decided to dedicate five per cent of that reservation to Kapu, Telaga, and Ontari communities.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 09:02 IST