Demanding quota for the Kapu community in government jobs, Mudragada took the padayatra from his residence, he was stopped immediately citing no permission for his padayatra. He was put under House Arrest citing law and order problem and untoward incidents.
Mudragada asked the police officials to explain the reason behind his house arrest and argued with them. He dared the police to arrest him and also called upon Kapus from villages in East Godavari to come to Kirlampudi.
East Godavari district Superintendent of Police stated that Section 144 was in force and Stringent action would be taken if any one violated the prohibitory orders and takes out rallies