Prime Minister Should Have Associated with Amaravati Development
Crying foul at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s change in stance on being part of the development of the new capital city of his state, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu, has said that it would have been a more favorable turn of events if the Prime Minister had continued to be associated with the development of Amaravati. In public comments made at a gathering, the Chief Minister said, “The Amaravati project is a national pride and I wish the Prime Minister had associated with it.”
Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the new city three years ago, in October 2015. However, since then, it appears as though the relationship that his government in New Delhi has shared with the TDP-led Andhra Pradesh has become a lot worse, so much so that earlier this year, Chandrababu Naidu walked out of the National Democratic Alliance that is being headed by Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The reason for this exit was the fact that the Government had declined to proffer upon Andhra Pradesh the Special Category Status that it had been asking for since the time of its separation from its newly formed neighboring state of Telangana.
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister went on to speak about how in spite the obvious lack of support, or even interest, from New Delhi, work on creating the new capital Amaravati was going at great pace, being ahead of schedule at this point in time. He said that he wishes to create a city that will be a model to other cities around the world, and to make Amaravati one of the top ten cities in the world.