On Thursday, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy elucidated the 3 capitals plan, saying he has nothing against Amaravati as he wishes that every region should develop. Jagan, on addressing the house on decentralised development, said dramas were staged in the name of a movement about the Amaravati area that was undeveloped and unbuilt during the 5 years of the TDP tenure.
According to the graphic designs, a sum of Rs 1,10,000 crore is needed for the development of infrastructure in Amaravati and approximately Rs 3 to Rs 4 lakh crore to establish Amaravati as the full-fledged capital. Visakhapatnam is a developed city and it can be developed as the executive capital with much less money. The chief minister said the former Chandrababu Naidu spent only Rs 5,500 crore for Amaravati development in 5 years. He stressed that Naidu left a debt of Rs 2297 crore which showed the reality of Amaravati.
Denouncing the current agitation from Amaravati, he said such an offensive was not for the development of SCs, STs, BCs or the minorities but to safeguard the vested interests of the wealthy class. Jagan said there was no much difference between the state budget of the previous and current directorates. It is about 2.50 lakh crore.
Four bills were initiated in the assembly on the opening day of the monsoon session. Panchayat Raj minister Mutyalanaidu introduced the AP Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Bill 2022, while roads minister Ramalingadeswara tabled the Road Development Corporation Amendment Bill 2022. Agriculture minister Kakani Govardhan at the eyes of the chief minister introduced the AP Services Disciplinary Proceedings Tribunal Repeal Bill 2022 and he also framed AP Agriculture produce and Livestock Markets Amendment Bill 2022.