Decentralise development in state: YSRCP

YSRP  warned the  tdp government
to lay foundation for dissent among people of other regions by concentrating
development in a single place (capital city Amaravati). 

"The proposed nine gems (sectors of development) of the TDP government
will lead to dissent among other regions (of Andhra Pradesh) as concentration
will be only at one place (Amaravati), as was done in case of Hyderabab, and
there is no rationale in repeating the same mistake," Party general
secretary Dharmana Prasada Rao said,
according to a release. 

Prime Minister Modi
on October 22 laid the foundation stone for the new capital of AP, Amaravati,
in a glittering ceremony. 

On one hand, there is resentment among the extent of land
being acquired (for Amaravati) which is increasing with every passing day and
stands 80,000 acres as of now, Rao was quoted as saying in the release. 

"No capital city in the world has such an extent of
land. TDP speaks of paperless administration, where is the need for 33,500
acres of land already acquired and the thousands of acres in the pipe line for
acquisition," Rao questioned. 

"The State Finance Minister has made it clear that
there is a deficit budget of Rs 3,000 crores for the six months period while
the Prime Minister has categorically stated that only what is mentioned in the
Act (AP Reorganisaton) would be given. 

In such a case, where from the funds would come to build
the nine gems if not privatising the entire process," Rao said. 

Capital building is not a short-term process and all
stakeholders should be involved but the TDP government has never called for an
all-party meeting or discussed the issue in the Assembly nor did it take the
opinion of stakeholders, he alleged.


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