War of words over Amaravati as Andhra Pradesh capital
The heat and dust over Municipal Administration Minister Botcha Satyanarayana’s remark that the Capital city is likely to be shifted continued on Wednesday with the TDP demanding that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy clear the air on the issue.
YSRCP MLA and senior party leader Ambati Rambabu said the government had not taken any decision on the issue, but justified the line taken by Mr. Satyanarayana.
Addressing the media at the party office at Tadepalli near here on Wednesday, Mr. Rambabu said the Minister merely said the Sivaramakrishnan Committee did not approve Amaravati, but a section of the media interpreted it differently.
The MLA said the government was only interested in bringing to light the corruption in the Capital and Polavarm projects and once that was done work would continue as usual.
The TDP demanded that the Chief Minister, currently in the U.S., “tweet the government’s policy on capital city.”
Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, former Deputy Speaker Buragadda Vedavyas and TDP State general secretary Varla Ramaiah addressed separate press conferences on the subject.