Former minister and Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham likely to join BJP. The State BJP leader Somu Veerraju has met Mudragada and held talks with him. Padmanabham has reportedly told Veerraju that he will join the BJP if the Central government gives 5 per cent reservation to Kapus in education and jobs. The BJP wants to garner Kapus votes in West and East Godavari districts by inviting strong Kapu leaders into the party. Recently, Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena and BJP have entered into an alliance.