Jagan ruined Amaravati, says TDP chief

As his Praja Galam yatra entered Krishna district, Naidu raised concerns over Amaravati and lambasted the YSRC president for his three-capital plan.
TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu during Prajagalam at Pammaru on Sunday.
TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu during Prajagalam at Pammaru on Sunday. Photo | Express

VIJAYAWADA: Opposition leader and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday blamed Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for destroying Amaravati and also thwarting the progress of farmers who gave away their valuable lands for the capital region development.

As his Praja Galam yatra entered Krishna district, Naidu raised concerns over Amaravati and lambasted the YSRC president for his three-capital plan.

“How can Jagan, who cannot repair damaged roads, build three capitals?” he quipped. Addressing a gathering at Pamarru on Sunday, the former chief minister pointed out that under his governance, the outer ring road and airport were built in Hyderabad, besides the development of the IT sector.

“Under Jagan’s rule in Andhra Pradesh, people from the capital region are moving to Hyderabad for daily wage work. Had I been in power, Amaravati would have become the number 1 capital in the country,” Naidu claimed.Pointing out that 29,000 farmers gave 35,000 acres through land pooling scheme for Amaravati, the TDP chief said, “If Amaravati would have been developed, the government would have had 10,000 acres of land, thereby generating a significant revenue for the State. Jagan’s actions thwarted this potential progress.” He recalled that Jagan began his destructive regime by demolishing the Praja Vedika.

Lashing out at the YSRC government for neglecting development of the State, Naidu highlighted that he had built the Pattiseema project and provided water to fields in Krishna region. “My dream is to complete the Polavaram project, interlink rivers and ensure water supply for two or three crops in the Krishna Delta. 

Opposition leader and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu
Opposition leader and TDP supremo N Chandrababu NaiduPhoto | Express

Even though 72% of the works for the Polavaram project were completed during the TDP regime, Jagan’s inefficiency resulted in the damage of the diaphragm wall. Without Polavaram project, Krishna Delta will become a desert, he stressed and appealed to the people to vote for their development and the future of the farmers.

Asserting that he would solve all the problems of the farmers and provide Rs 20,000 every year under the Annadata scheme, Naidu promised to establish a special corporation for tenant farmers and agricultural labourers.

Claiming that only the TDP government can provide jobs to the youth, he alleged that youngsters did not get jobs during Jagan’s tenure. “Jagan’s reverse adminstration has put the lives of the people on the reverse track,” he said.

Besides promising job opportunities to the unemployed and a mega DSC (District Selection Committee) notification, the TDP chief assured people of extending Rs 3,000 as unemployment allowance until they get jobs.

“We will provide 20 lakh jobs in five years. I will bring work from home initiatives and set up an IT tower in Pamarru. Youth will be trained in IT skills and Artificial Intelligence,” he said.

Reiterating that his priority is to generate wealth, and distribute the income to the people, Naidu pointed out, “It was the TDP that started welfare schemes. NT Rama Rao is the brand ambassador of launching such initiatives and I continued the exercise. Schemes like Anna Canteen, Videshi Vidya, Ramzan Tohfa, and loans to SCs, STs, and BCs have been cancelled under the Jagan Reddy regime. Jagan, who speaks about social justice, cancelled 27 schemes meant for Dalits, and funds for inter-caste marriages. Nearly 385 people have been killed and 6,000 cases have been filed against Dalits. No one is safe in the State under the YSRC government,” Naidu said.

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