Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to file a counter affidavit on a petition seeking a 5 per cent reservation for the Kapu community. A division bench heard the petition filed by former Andhra Pradesh minister Ch Harirama Jogaiah along with other petitions on the Kapu reservation, the court posted the case to April 26 for the next hearing. Jogaiah pleaded that the State government be directed to provide a 5 per cent reservation to Kapus out of the 10 per cent quota given to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
Petitioner’s counsel Radhakrishna brought to the court’s notice that the Supreme Court had dismissed petitions challenging the EWS quota. The State government had earlier cited the hearing of the EWS case in the Supreme Court while refusing to provide quota to Kapus.
The petitioner’s counsel submitted to the court that despite the Supreme Court disposing of the petitions, the State government has failed to provide quota to Kapus.
Responding to this, the government’s counsel told the court that a counter affidavit will be filed with all the details.