VIJAYAWADA: A demonstration seeking implementation of AP High Court verdict for the development of Amaravati was held at Thullur on Monday. The protesters staged a rally and tried to barge into the CRDA office at Thullur but the police foiled the bid and arrested the protesters.
CPIM state executive member Babu Rao and others said that it has been 15 days since the HC gave a verdict that Amravati should continue as the capital, but the state government has not taken step so far.
"No development work has been started in Amaravati as per the high court order. On the other hand, a minister is making statements against the court order. Chief Minister Jagan Reddy should make an announcement on the capital in line with the court order," they proposed.
The left leaders recalled that the BJP government at the Centre made a false promise to construct a capital in Amaravati that would be better than New Delhi. It was a gross injustice on the part of the BJP government to allocate a meagre amount for capital Amaravati in the Union Budget, they said and added that 42 central government offices should be constructed in the 235 acres allocated in Amaravati.
They said the people of Amaravati are in a deep crisis without land and without work. "The state government should implement the court order and increase the pension of Amaravati’s poor from Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 and provide employment to the unemployed youth in the capital region."
The police shifted the leaders to the police station but protesters reached there and staged another protest demanding release of the leaders. The police later released the leaders.