HYDERABAD: With Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan trying to corner the Andhra Pradesh government over construction of new capital in fertile agricultural lands,the Opposition parties seem to have got much impeteus for their argument that the state government is undermining the interests of local farmers while building the new capital city.
From the YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy to former APCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana,almost all leaders from the Opposition parties on Friday launched a verbal onslaught against the state government over pooling fertile lands from farmers for the new capital city.
Asking the state government to refrain from forcing the local farmers in the new capital region to give up their multi-crop land, Jagan said,“Instead of trying to destroy fertile agricultural lands for the new capital, the state government should first utilise the 2,000 acres of vacant land in Mangalagiri to construct the key buildings in the core capital. The government can also use the degraded forest land for the same purpose.”
APCC former chief Botcha Satyanarayana criticised the state government over the way it is trying to acquire agricultural lands . “The state government is planning to hand over a significant portion of these lands to the Singapore government to construct the capital,” he said.
CPM leader BV Raghavulu said,“Naidu should first explain as to why his government needs thousands of acres of fertile lands for the new capital. Does it not for doing real estate business? He also objected to the way the government is planning to concentrate all key industries in and around the new capital city.