The ‘Capital’ row has once again hit Andhra Pradesh. Pradesh Congress Committee Chief N Raghuveera Reddy, addressing a press conference in Vijayawada on Saturday, slammed the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu for making confusing statements on the location of the new capital city for the state. Mr. Reddy also suggested Naidu to not to harass farmers for acquiring land for the new capital.
Raghuveera Reddy said, ‘There is no need for acquiring private land for the capital city construction as the government land is available in abundance in the Vijayawada region”.
Mr. Reddy also imposed several accusations on the government. He said, ‘the government was unable to pinpoint the location of the capital city as several ruling party leaders had purchased hundreds of acres of land across the region and were trying to reap maximum benefit by getting the capital city close to their land or trying to protect their lands from acquisition by seeing that the capital will be set up far from their land”.
Quoting different words of Naidu, Mr. Reddy said, “On one occasion, he (Chandrababu) said that the capital was coming near Vijayawada city while on the other, he says that capital will be close to Guntur. Later, he said that the government is planning to construct the capital city in VGTM limits.