Vijayawada: Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh assembly and YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy lashed out at chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for promising the moon and cheating people. Speaking at a massive public meeting as part of his historic mass outreach programme Praja Sankalpa Yatra in Chitti Nagar Centre here today, YS Jagan said the name of the film that Chandrababu was showing to the people of the state was "O Brahmaravati... O Rajadhani... O Avineeti Katha" (Illusionary Amaravati, a story of a capital and corruption). He asserted that there was need for putting an end to this corrupt rule.
YS Jagan said that the exhibition of the film "O Brahmaravati... O Rajadhani... O Avineeti Katha" dates back to four years and continues till date. We can see how the corrupt and his proxies have made merry in the state while the genuine farmers who gave up their land for the capital have been treated shabbily. The YSRCP Chief said that Chandrababu misguided the people of the state with respect to capital development. "The TDP chief said it would be in Nuziveedu, later near Nagarjuna University and then near Eluru, and while people were trying to figure out the exact place, he and his proxies grabbed most of the land around Amaravati," he alleged.
The Leader of Opposition told the huge gathering that the AP CM had cheated people and misguided them in the name of land pooling. All his proxies were spared in while the real farmers were affected by land pooling, YS Jagan observed. He pointed out that the farmers who refused to give away their lands were tortured and branded them as anti-development. "As if these were not enough, Chandrababu burnt the crops of the farmers who refused to give lands. He dragged them to police stations for land settlements," the YSRCP chief said.
YS Jagan said that in the last four years Chandrababu travelled to foreign countries 23 times. The AP CM would visit a country and start saying that Amaravati would be built like that country's capital - Japan, Singapore, Dubai and America. "Does this villain have any idea how to build the capital? Permanent buildings could have been built with much less the amount he spent for temporary buildings." The film starring Chandrababu has no hero, but only a villain. As soon as the hero enters, the villain will get kicked out."
The Opposition Leader pointed out that there was yet another film that Chandrababu was showing to people simultaneously, it was "Special Category Status (SCS): an illusion". YS Jagan recalled that the UPA government had asked the Planning Commission to grant SCS to AP. Why didn't Chandrababu write to them or try to meet them? The announcement made by Union Finance Minister on September 8, 2016 and the recent one are identical. The TDP government thanked the Central government for the Package in the State Assembly when it was announced. Chandrababu also went to Delhi and felicitated Arun Jaitley. Now he did a complete U-turn. Such were his acts to betray the people of AP, YS Jagan pointed out.
YS Jagan said that the AP CM claimed AP was the fastest growing state in the country. He said millions of crores were being invested in AP and lakhs of jobs were being created. The state has the highest GDP in the country. The YSRCP President reminded the gathering that when YSRCP took up protests against the central government demanding SCS to AP, TDP government in the state created as many hurdles as possible at every level. He said the YSRCP forced the TDP to follow its example. Otherwise, Chandrababu would not have thought of moving the notice for no-confidence motion in the Parliament.