VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) vice-president N. Tulasi Reddy has exhorted YSRC not to entertain any idea of shifting capital city from Amaravati out of political vendetta against the previous TD regime.
Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, the Congress senior leader stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the construction of capital city Amaravati and the Centre has released funds for developing it. Construction of several buildings were completed to use them on a temporary or permanent basis and as a whole, nearly 80 per cent of the proposed works were completed and added that if some amount was invested, the remaining works would also be completed.
He wondered as to what was the need to shift capital city to elsewhere and said that CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has been governing the state while sitting in his office in the capital city.
Reacting on the statement from minister for municipal administration Botsa Satyanarayana that the location of capital city is unsuitable and it would result in cost escalation, the Congress leader said that there is no truth in such a statement. However, he said that the prevailing uncertainty on various issues in the state has been resulting in investors moving to elsewhere while sources of income have been declining. With regard to the demand for setting up High Court benches, the Congress leader said that as per Sribagh Pact in 1937, the HC should be set up in one place while the capital city should be set up in another place.
TD MLC calls for clarity on development of capital city
Turning critical on YSRC government for creating a lot of confusion on the development of capital city Amaravati at its present location, TD MLC Buddha Venkanna asked it to give clarity on the issue.
He said that the statement of minister for municipal administration Botsa Satyanaryaana on the development of the capital city was giving rise to doubts on the commitment of the state government to go ahead with its construction. This was more so against the backdrop of issuing orders to stall all ongoing works alleging irregularities.
Maintaining that the people were anxious to know about the state government’s commitment on development of the capital city, he appealed to the Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to make an announcement on the issue....