Naidu urges Andhra CM to reconsider capital city decentralisation
Andhra Pradesh

Naidu urges Andhra CM to reconsider capital city decentralisation

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Amaravati, Jan 20: Leader of the Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and former Chief Minister N Chandrabau Naidu urged Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to reconsider the proposal of ‘decentralisation' of capital city.

“Though Jagan Mohan Reddy is younger to me, I urge him with folding hands, to reconsider the proposal of decentralizing capital city by making Visakhapatnam as administrative capital. Do not take hasty decision and three capital concept was not successful anywhere in the world”, Mr Naidu said while speaking in the Assembly on Monday.

Mr Naidu said that if every Chief Minister wants to shift capital city, there would be no development in the States. He asked the Chief Minister keep in view the agony of farmers who had given lands for the construction of capital city.

Mr Naidu defended that the present Assembly and Council complex is not temporary but it is transit Assembly complex. He said that the Amaravati capital city project is self-reliance. Naidu reminded that the Shivaramakrishnan committee did not advise for three capitals either.

When Chandrababu Naidu was speaking, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy told the Speaker that Naidu had spoken for 50 minutes despite the TDP having only 21 MLAs. He asked him to conclude as he wanted speak.

However, Naidu wanted 30 more minutes to conclude his speech for which the Speaker refused. Angered by this, TDP MLAs rushed to podium and raised slogans, leading to uproar in the House. Chief Minister Reddy asked the Speaker to call the marshals and send the TDP MLAs out. (UNI)