Amaravati: The pass away is cast. AP Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan gave his own consent for the invoices on distributive capitals. As of now, it’s amply evident that the budding capital of the successor state of AP in Amaravati is specific to lose its sheen. The ‘executive capital’ is all set to move over to Visakhapatnam.
Even a common person with a naivety within the state could know the political motives behind the distributive capitals’ agenda of Jaganmohan Reddy given his own steely reach to decimate his own rivals & their own iconic pictures from people see. &, the AP Decentralisation & Inclusive Development (devt) of All Areas Bill 2020 is just a sugar-coated pill invented by this YSR Congress regime to mollify the injured souls.
For report, the govt is claiming that Amaravati continues to be Legislative capital so as to flee from that possible legal hiccups. It’s usually well-known to everybody that the executive capital, combined with the CM’s Workplace & Secretariat, remains the seat of power. Obviously, and also remains a expansion engine in a place wherever it’s located. Though the govt says that the Legislative capital going to remain in Amaravati, it’ll just remain for the namesake. The Assembly is planned to meet for 45 days in a yr. & the executive capital going to host the sessions for the most part in Visakhapatnam. In that complaint, the Legislative capital going to hardly host the sessions for not over 20 days in a yr..
A ghost city in creating?
Therefore, Amaravati with the Legislative Capital tag appears to be a ghost city.
What’s the political motive with that the govt has thrown the baby out with the bathwater? Jaganmohan Reddy unveiled his own agenda hardly a day after his own swearing in on May 30, 2019 by pulling down a conference hall constructed next to his own rival & previous CM N. Chandrababu Naidu’s home on the banks of the Krishna River in Undavalli. Reddy also reversed a slew of projects & schemes grounded during this recent TDP regime. It all serves as a evident pointer to the truth that Jagan is bent upon nullifying a project in Amaravati that Naidu attempted to sell around the globe as its brand ambassador in the last. Reddy also grew doubtful of TDP chiefs & their own business lobbies having heavily invested within the realty market within the capital area. The move to unbundle the executive capital from Amaravati going to obviously strike in the fiscal roots of the TDP.
YSR Congress’ rebel MP K. Raghuramakrishna Raju stated the distributive capitals proposal runs counter to the citizens’s mandate given to the YSR Congress in 2019 elections. Jagan Reddy never spoke of unbundling of the capital before the elections. He even constructed a home in Amaravati & made citizens believe that he’d take (2) forward the capital project within the present spot, Raju reminded.
Captured in crossfire
The farmers who gave far away their own lands for the capital in Amaravati are unwittingly captured within the TDP-YSR Congress crossfire. The Capital Area Development (devt) Authority (CRDA), that has been scrapped by this new govt, entered an settlement with farmers, informing it’s pooling up nearly 35,000 acres of farm lands for the capital on a “win-win” basis. Subsequently, the farmers voluntarily gave their own fertile lands with the hope that the worth of their own lands after developed by this CRDA in-line with the settlement going to go up. The bubble is burst as of now with the govts 3 capitals proposal. The farmers are up in arms over the “breach of trust” dedicated by this Jaganmohan Reddy govt by weakening the capital in Amaravati. Amaravati Metropolitan Development (devt) Authority, floated by this new govt by scrapping the CRDA, assures to rise the period for payment of annual lease by 5 yrs. & rise the social security pensions for farm labour to INR 5,000 from INR 2,500 for every family (4) in order to pacify the agitating people. “Pensions for the farm labour & the lease for farmers are connected up with the capital. Nothing could compensate the loss induced by this loss of the capital,” states CPI-M state secretariat member Ch. Babu Rao. The farm labour who lost employment in Amaravati after the pooling of farm lands for the capital in Amaravati have been informed that they’d gain variant livelihoods when the capital is developed in its complete form. As of now, the quite purpose is defeated.