Amaravati: On the anniversary of the foundation laying ceremony for the capital city in Amaravati, farmers held a protest rally to Uddandarayunipalem village where Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone on October 22, 2015. The farmers raised slogans demanding the government retain Amaravati as the single capital city for Andhra Pradesh.
Farmers and joint action committee (JAC) leaders started the near 40-kilometre-long padayatra from Mother Teresa statue in Guntur to the foundation site in Uddandarayunipalem. Workers from TDP, CPI and many realtors participated in the rally. Addressing the rally, former Tadikonda MLA and TDP Guntur president T Sravan Kumar blamed the YSRC government for allegedly ruining the state’s development.
Kumar said that leaving the developmental projects launched in Amaravati without completion is a crime against people as the TDP government had nearly completed most of the big-ticket projects in the area. He said public money spent on buildings were going waste due to the government’s alleged indifference.
Meanwhile, YSRC MP V Vijayasai Reddy said that Chandra Babu Naidu was unable to learn any lesson from 2019 election verdict.