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Farmers protest against possible capital shift

Our Bureau Vijayawada | Updated on August 27, 2019 Published on August 27, 2019

Farmers staged demonstrations in villages in the Amaravati area in Guntur district on Tuesday to register their protest against the possible move by the YSR Congress government to shift the capital from Amaravati.

Several BJP leaders, including the State president of the party, K Lakshminarayana visited the villages and assured the farmers that the party would stand by them and oppose any move to shift the capital.

Lakshminarayana said it would be disastrous to shift the capital from Amaravati at this stage and it was for Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy to bring down the curtains on the controversy by making a clear statement on the issue.

He said the YSR Congress government should give up plans for any such move.

Former Finance Minister and senior Telugu Desam Party leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu alleged that the Jaganmohan Reddy government had destroyed all that had been built up by the TDP over five years.

“A question mark hangs over Amaravati. All works are stopped. Multilateral lending agencies have withdrawn from the project and farmers who gave lands are forced to take to the streets. Polavaram is at a standstill. The Jaganmohan Reddy government is taking the State in a reverse direction, with its perverse policies and practices,” he alleged.

Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday on Amaravati and issue a statement on the issue.

The Opposition has alleged that the Jaganmohan Reddy government is taking the State in a reverse direction, with its perverse policies and practices

 

Published on August 27, 2019
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