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Omprakash Babarao Kadu

Omprakash Babarao Kadu alias Bacchu Kadu is an Independent MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) from Achalpur, India. He climbed an overhead water tank with his supporters and threatened to jump down if the police apprehended them in December 2006.

The ‘Sholay’ styled agitation was Kadu’s attempt to draw the attention of the central government to Vidarbha farmers’ suicides. After senior ministers gave an assurance that Kadu’s demands would be taken up for discussion in the state cabinet within a month, Kadu and his followers agreed to end their agitation, 24 hours after they started it. Kadu ended the agjtation only after warning then deputy Chief Minister R.R.Patil that if his demands were not considered within a month, he would resume the agitation.

On 19th October 2014, Kadu won the assembly election a third time, defeating BJP candidate by more than 10,000 votes. This is the first time in Achalpur assembly constituency where any candidate has won three times in succession.

He helps many poor patients by taking them to Mumbai for medical treatment and organizes blood donation camps regularly in his constituency. He help patients by giving them medical aid upto 18 lakh for major surgery.