Kapu Movement leader Mudragada Padmanabham along with his followers tried to start his padayatra once again in East Godavari district's Kirlampudi where he was stopped by police. In a novel protest the followers of Mudragda protested adorning flowers on their ears, over rejection of permission by police for his 'padayatra'. Mudhragada demanded the government either to take him into custody or allow him to do padayatra. The members raised slogans against Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. It is known that Mudhragada has been fighting for Kapus to include them in BCs.