Parties and people should work together, says BJYM leader

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) State General Secretary Chikkala Rajanikanth said Vijayawada lost its sheen as the political, commercial and cinema capital of Andhra Pradesh long back. The development achieved in Vijayawada is far less compared to that of other cities, including Guntur which was made ‘Greater Guntur’.

“The city has a rich past which does not serve any purpose. Unless the political parties and people work together for its development, Vijayawada will remain backward”, Mr. Rajanikanth said in a press conference on Wednesday.

When Telugu people got separated from the Madras Presidency, Justice Wanchoo Committee had recommended to Jawaharlal Nehru that Vijayawada should be made the capital of Andhra State, but to no avail. Vijayawada had since been discriminated on many fronts.

The Government had fun by setting off an unhealthy competition between Vijayawada and Guntur for the proposed super-specialty hospital, which is still mired in confusion.

Hyderabad has many flyovers but not Vijayawada whose population is burgeoning with each passing day.

The bypass (outer ring) road that would drastically reduce the number of road accidents by separating the city traffic from heavy freight traffic remains a dream. There are many such injustices meted to Vijayawada and the negligent attitude of the Governments could not be tolerated anymore, Mr. Rajanikanth added. Party State executive member P. Malakondaiah and BJYM leaders P. Veerabhadram, A. Prasad and others were present.

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