It is reported that he held the announcement upon an advice at last-minute that today is not an auspicious day and Thursday is Dashami which is considered to be more auspicious.
It is also reported that the advice came from Murli Mohan, MP Rajahmundry and a close aide of Naidu.
Famous astrologer JUB Sastry said that Tuesday is Ashtami. “Also, this Ashtami coincided with Tuesday ‘mangalavaram’ which again is considered to be inauspicious. As per astrology, it is not advisable to take up any good work on Tuesday (mangalavaram) as planet Mars rules over it,” said Sastry.
The reports say that Naidu has planned to develop three mega cities and other small cities around the capital. It is also expected that the capital will be around Vijayawada, ignoring the considerations of Sivaramakrishnan Committee.