The Jana Sena party Chief Pawan Kalyan severely condemned the CM Chandra Babu Naidu’s approach to developing ‘Amaravati’ in Singaporean model.
Elucidating his first meeting with Naidu, Pawan Kalyan made his talks with the CM public and said, “When I asked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, he said that 1,200 to 1,800 acres will be enough to construct a capital, but that figure has now gone up to 33,000 acres.”
Andhra Pradesh State Needs Inclusive Development: Pawan Kalyan
He demanded the official machinery to concentrate on ‘Inclusive Growth’ (Not focusing infrastructure development just in one city/region like Hyderabad – what Chandra Babu Naidu did during his regime)
This is a common suggestion every top world economist would recommend. Pawan Kalyan and his brilliant coterie highlighted this point. Having observed the CM Chandra Babu Naidu’s over-enthusiasm to build AP capital in Singaporean model, they censured his ideology.
The Jana Sena chief on the occasion of the inauguration of a book titled whose capital, Amravati? written by former bureaucrat IYR Krishna Rao, at Vijayawada’s MB Bhavan, stated that people should not be punished for the mistakes of the rulers, Pawan said, “If development takes place without humanity, people will suffer.”
Going back to the annals of state bi-furcation problem, Pawan Kalyan, taking the example of Telangana’s demand for a separate state, he said that there would have been no regional disparities if the rulers had addressed the development in a uniform way.
He also warned of a separate Rayalaseema movement if the centralised development continued in the state.
The Jana Sena Chief put his foot down and warned the Andhra Government not to repeat such a grave mistake in the wake of the Andra Pradesh CM’s repeated statements on developing only ‘Amaravati.’
The inauguration of a book titled Whose capital, Amaravati? written by former bureaucrat IYR Krishna Rao also had been witnessed by former MP Undavalli Arun Kumar, CPI leader Ramakrishna and CPM leader Madhu and Prof C Ramachandraiah of the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) were also present on stage.
All politicians, bureaucrats and people from think-tanks unanimously came to a consensus that in the name of the Land Acquisition Act, a lot of farmers in the Amaravati region had been oppressed, as they were being allegedly threatened by law enforcement authorities as per the opinions collected by the farmers who tried to support voluntarily, building the capital during the critical times of state bifurcation.
The talkative and extrovert and former MP Undavalli Arun Kumar in his natural streak of speak said, “Don’t make it a ghost city. Let there be human beings in it,” he said.
IYR Krishna Rao, whose book details the patterns being adopted for constructing the capital, said that Naidu had “Strategically Manipulated” the location of Amaravati.
The entire crew expressed and got puzzled to see no one from ‘Amaravati’ hinterland was involved to provide suggestions or pros and cons in considering the city capital to arbitrate between the State and people living around ‘Amaravathi.’
Finally, the entire gist of the speakers opined that the development should be equally distributed unlike Hyderabad as Chandra Babu Naidu always boasts how hard he worked to make a mark of the city in the world map. The Fact Finding Committee recommended -identifying the natural recourses in each village, town or city and making a roadmap to help different regions is a crucial part of what the Andhra CM should consider helping prevent future regional disparities and disputes.