MRPS tried to hold public meeting at A N U, Guntur, for which no permission was given and objective of the meeting was to demand categorization of the Scheduled Castes in Andhra Pradesh.
Disregard to forbidding orders, many of MRPS workers from the close by villages like Nambur and Chinakakani flooded onto the national highway, surprising the police. Lathicharge was performed to bring the situation under control.
It has been a demand of MRPS since more than a decade for categorization. The logic in their demand is that people belong to particular sub-group of scheduled caste had been cornering reservation benefits disproportionate to their population. So the demand is to categorize as ABCD sub-division based on the population.
The subdivision of SC quota is not amended to Constitution inspite of support from all parties as it may lead to many subdivisions in SCs.
MRPS national convener Manda Krishna Madiga conveyed that their crusade was a success going by the gathering of members of the community in spite of prohibitory order.