Visakhapatnam: With the state government failing to clarify its stand on the shifting of capital from Amaravati, BJP leaders are making contradictory statements on the issue.
BJP MP Sujana Chowdary alleged that the government has different intentions behind changing the capital region and claimed this will affect the development of farmers and the state.
However, another MP from the BJP, T.G. Venkatesh, said that the capital could be divided into multiple cities. “Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had told the BJP leadership that Amaravati might not continue as capital. The capital could be divided into many cites and Amaravati could be one of them.”
Another BJP MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao lashed out at the Telugu Desam for not taking a stand on the issue and demanded clarity from the government. However, his stance seems to be against the Telugu Desam.
He said that there are hints that the capital city will be moved to Prakasam district and questioned why the ministers are not sticking to it.
The official version of the state BJP is completely different.
According to BJP state president Kanna Lakshminarayana, his party stand is “against shifting of capital. If it is the initial stage, then no one would have objected. But crores of rupees were spent and the Prime Minister had laid the foundation. It is not so easy to change the capital after the operations were established. The farmers who gave land are already worried about the future.”
Another BJP leader Vishnu Kumar Raju said that the government can change the capital only if it can use the temporary building for a different purpose and if they can compensate the farmers who gave land to the government.
“Chandrababu Naidu is known for building only one city. But everyone saw how developing Hyderabad had left us with nothing. Now there should be a decentralised development. Devel-oping Amaravati alone is not a good sign of development. Moreover, Amaravati has a poor soil condition for the construction and the land is good for agriculture.”...