Amaravati, August 3: Asserting that the mandate was for five years, YSRCP has asked Chandrababu and his MLAs to seek reelection as it was TDP that has been opposing three capital concept.
Speaking to media here on Monday, Minister for Water Resources, K Anil Kumar Yadav challenged Chandrababu Naidu to seek reelection with his MLAs if he faults our decision on three capitals as the mandate given to us is up to 2024.
He slammed Chandrababu Naidu for trying to promote commercial activity by concentrating development only at Amaravati and to serve the real estate business of his cohorts. He said that TDP has no moral right to talk on the capital issue or accuse the Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of bringing up decentralisation. He said that Chandrababu Naidu was seen more distressed towards the approval of three capitals than the State bifurcation.
YS Jagan had given consent for establishing capital in Amaravati, where he suggested going with degraded forest lands or government lands instead of pooling agriculture lands. In the five year regime, Chandrababu had spent only Rs 10,000 Crore and tried to push the State into more debts to pool remaining Rs 95,000 Crore. TDP leaders are misleading the public with baseless allegations for gaining political mileage, said the Minister, and added that people of the state, including the Coastal Andhra region, are hailing the concept of decentralisation and are confident with the vision of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Minister Anil Kumar assured that Amaravati is still a capital city (legislative) and the State government is very much committed to its development. In regard to this, Anil Kumar said that the Chief Minister had got his own house in Amaravati, but Chandrababu Naidu built a lavish house in Hyderabad and didn’t dare to step in Amaravati for the last five months. He further termed Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan as a confused man, for demanding MLAs of Krishna and Guntur districts to resign in support of Amaravati.