The Assembly unanimously passed the A.P. Kapu (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions and of Appointments or Posts in Services under the State) Bill on the last day of its winter session on Saturday.
The Bill would now be sent to the Governor, who would refer it to the Central government for inclusion in the Schedule IX of the Constitution as the total reservations for the Backward Classes (BCs), the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs) had crossed the cap of 50% stipulated by the Supreme Court and reached 55%.
After the Cabinet decision on Friday to provide 5% reservation for the Kapus, the draft bill was approved at a special Cabinet meeting on Saturday. It was then introduced in the Assembly by Minister for BC Welfare K. Atchannaidu while the Leader of the House and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu sought the support of the House.