VIJAYAWADA: Reiterating that the state authorities was dedicated to develop Amaravati as part of its decentralised growth plan, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister Botcha Satyanarayana got here down closely on TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi Joint Action Committee terming their protests ‘bogus’. He attributed the delay in launching developmental works to the court docket circumstances filed by TDP sympathisers.
In a press convention at Tadepalli on Friday, the minister criticised the digital ‘protest’ organised by the Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi JAC, marking the completion of 500 days of its stir against the three-capital plan of the federal government. “We are implementing what all has been promised to the farmers and agriculture workers, and we have already made it clear that we will develop Amaravati. So, they can’t question us about what we would do about Amaravati,” he mentioned.He requested the JAC whose pursuits it was defending.
“The parirakshana (protection) is for whom? For benami land holders or Naidu? It is all bogus and only to save their benami interests. Our government has taken policy and political decision to develop all three regions of the state and we are committed to it. We will develop Amaravati along with Visakhapatnam and Kurnool,” he emphasised.
Earlier within the day, the JAC held a digital programme ‘Amaravati Udyama Sabha’, during which Naidu spoke.
Chairman of the JAC GVR Shastri expressed confidence that courts will even be in favour of the farmers. He mentioned efforts have been being made to have all of the central authorities organisations, which have been allotted lands in Amaravati, launch the development of their campuses earlier than December. Members from different political events additionally demanded that Amaravati be retained because the state capital.