Amaravati is BJP's priority as capital: Veerraju

ANANTAPUR: BJP state unit president Somu Veerraju said on Wednesday that his party was firm on keeping Amaravati as the state capital and would provide all necessary amenities including connectivity from other districts, if it is elected to power.

Speaking to the media here, Veerraju said Amaravati was the right place for the capital. The centre had sanctioned a six-lane road from Gorantla to Amaravati. “We also helped get three new trains to Amaravati, he said.

Air connectivity was also a priority, for which Airports are to be developed and flights could be operated from Kurnool and Kadapa to Vijayawada airport. In addition, the Centre had sanctioned funds for three flyovers in Vijayawada and also funds for development of Amaravati as the state capital, he said.

The BJP president said the party cadres would be involved in strengthening the party in rural areas. “We would be highlighting the 9-year-old development for the state and the nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule.” Veerraju said the Centre had released Rs 50,000 crore towards the NREGA (rural employment guarantee) programme. He urged the state government to earmark at least Rs 10 crore in the state budget for every municipal corporation in the state.

“Family-based parties are using the BC card for political benefits but BCs are suffering a lot due to the minority reservations in the state,” he claimed.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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