VIJAYAWADA:Who will live in the new capital, when the people living in the three villages, Tallayapalem, Lingayapalem and Uddanda Rayinipalem, now to be transformed into core capital - Amaravati - are forced to migrate to other places?
Posing this question to the government, people of the three villages staged a protest demonstration at Mandal Parishad School in front of Uddanda Rayinipalem village on Tuesday evening. “You (government) have taken our lands, now you want to take away our houses too? How just is it?” they demanded to know and made it clear that there is no question of they moving out.
CPM capital region coordination committee convener Ch Babu Rao extending support to the agitation, said in the name of the capital, the government is playing with lives and future of the people. “Where will these people go? The government had forgotten its promise not to disturb villages while taking away lands for the Capital. We will not remain silent to this injustice but will fight tooth and nail,” he said.
Earlier, addressing mediapersons in Vijayawada, Babu Rao said CPM is opposed to the blueprint for the new capital Amaravati handed over to the state government by the Singapore government.
“It is more a corporate capital than people’s capital, as being claimed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for long,” he said.