Regional outfits favour expansion of the reservation pool because they view quota as a battle for hegemony between elite and non-elite social groups.
Maratha quota row: Reservation unwarranted; several past panels concluded community is not 'backward'
As far as the Maratha community is concerned, the findings of many commissions are that Marathas are forward classes, with many Marathas in top political ranks and heading businesses.
"Social Engineering" may replace regional sentiment in the 2019 election in Andhra, Telangana. The upcoming 2019 general election is poised to witness a paradigm shift.
With passions rising among the Kapu community (27 per cent of Andhra's population), it is a risk Chandrababu Naidu cannot afford to take.
On a silent Sunday, Tuni, a small town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh witnessed a massive agitation by the Kapu community for 'reservation' that turned violent leading to destruction of public property and caused grievous injuries to the police and railway personnel.
After Gurjars and Patidars, it's Kapus: India will continue to burn while netas play mischief with quotas
The violence in the East Godavari district by Kapus demanding reservation on Sunday is a tragic farce that is unfortunately played out in Indian politics with alarming regularity
Chandrababu Naidu's choice of the new capital will aid him in the state's politics that is driven by caste considerations.