Amaravati, April 30:
Minister for Municipal Administration Botsa Satyanarayana came down heavily on opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu for misleading the public in the name of the Save Amaravati movement. While the public across the country were fighting against COVID-19 the TDP preferred to resorting to diversion tactics, he said.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, the minister said that it was irresponsible of the opposition to celebrate 500 days of Save Amaravati campaign in a zoom meeting. while the State government was struggling to control the pandemic. He questioned Naidu for what ‘Parirakshana Samithi’ is for and stated that the committee was only to safeguard Chandrababu and his benami assets in Amaravati region.
The Minister said that the government had enacted legislation with the main objective of developing all three regions of the State fulfilling the needs of five crore people. In this context, Kurnool was chosen as Judicial capital, Visakhapatnam as Executive capital and Amravati as a Legislative capital, which were indeed approved by the people and the results of local body polls are the proof.
He said that Telugu Desam leaders are unleashing a venomous tirade against the government only to show their existence and create uncertainty across the State. He stated that Chandrababu Naidu was confined to the zoom app by staying in Hyderabad, once again leaving people amidst the Covid crisis. The government had increased the compensation given to Amaravati farmers and providing pension every month on time, said the minister and clarified that the development of Amaravati region was halted only because of TDP leaders who approached Courts and brought stays.
Mr Satyanarayana stated that the government was taking effective measures in controlling Covid and also fully focussed on vaccinating those over 18 years of age. He said that certain steps were taken to send Covid Test Report through a message within 24 hours from collecting the sample. Measures were also taken on controlling the black market of Remedisiver, and ensuring that there is no shortage of Oxygen. Unlike Chandrababu, people across the State were not in a mood for celebrations in these hard situations, he added.