Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy firm on 3 capitals, says Amaravati not viable at Rs 1 lakh crore | Vijayawada News

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy reiterated that his government is committed to decentralisation and would go ahead with the same agenda providing benefits to every citizen and every part of the state.
Jagan was speaking during the short duration discussion in the Assembly on decentralisation, on the first day of the winter session on Thursday.
He said Amaravati is not a viable place for development as it requires Rs 1.1 lakh crore to provide basic infrastructure like roads, drains, and electricity.
He also discounted the self-finance capital claim by the opposition and said that the government has just 5020 acres for commercial purposes. Quoting TDP government orders, the chief minister said that Amaravati would require a total of Rs 4 lakh and wondered if the 5020 acres would bring that money.
Reiterating he had nothing against Amaravati, Ja- gan said that he was looking after the welfare of the 56 lakh farmers in the state and not just those from the 29 villages, who, according to him, were fighting for real estate money from Amaravati.
He alleged that his predecessor N Chandrababu Naidu had failed to build Amaravati capital city and wondered why they were asking him to complete it.
AP assembly session off to bumpy start
The winter session of the AP legislature started with the opposition TDP members holding protests in both the Houses on Thursday.
The TDP MLAs and the MLCs reached the legislature premises in a rally holding placards on the unemployment crisis in the state.
The members entered the assembly and the council with placards and slogans alleging that the government had failed to create jobs for the youth.
They wanted chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to resign, accepting his failure to release the job calendar as promised during his election campaign.

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