Andhra Pradesh

Put an end to confusion over Capital, BJP leader urges govt.

BJP MLC P.V.N. Madhav and former MLA P. Vishnu Kumar Raju participating in the Gandhi Sankalp Yatra in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

BJP MLC P.V.N. Madhav and former MLA P. Vishnu Kumar Raju participating in the Gandhi Sankalp Yatra in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.  

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It should have clarity over what it intends to do, says Vishnu Kumar Raju

The State government should put an end to the confusion over the Capital of Andhra Pradesh as early as possible, former BJP MLA P. Vishnu Kumar Raju has demanded.

The government should have clarity and state whether it was going in for decentralised development, or what it intended to, he said while addressing the media at a programme organised to welcome the Gandhi Sankalpa Yatra of MLC P.V.N. Madhav on Thursday.

“Several statements are being made by the ruling and opposition parties. Many people are worried over the fate of the sites or land they purchased,” Mr. Raju said.

Land scam

Referring to the land scam, Mr. Raju said that despite several requests, the TDP government did not make the report submitted by the SIT it had constituted public. The YSRCP government too was not forthcoming to do so, he added.

Forming a SIT afresh was raising doubts over the motives, but since the officials appointed were known for their honesty, Mr. Raju said he was hopeful that a report that would serve the public cause would come out.

Mr. Raju said he would complain to the SIT again as soon as it opened an office and started functioning.

The former MLA expressed surprise over seeking fresh applications for housing in the city even by those who had paid the initial money through demand drafts and were allotted houses.

Sand supply

Construction workers, when advised not to use plastic goods during the Gandhi Sankalya Yatra, sought smooth supply of sand and clearance of the contractors’ bills so that they got their wages, Mr. Raju said.

The construction sector was in doldrums owing to non-availability of sand, he said, adding that no further time should be lost in finding a solution.

He said women were all praise for restricting the timings of the liquor shops by the government. Though retail outlets had been closed, bars were being opened till 11 p.m., and charging 50% more for liquor. The roadside bars should also be closed by 8 p.m., he said.

Mr. Madhav and former Vice-Chancellor Y.C. Simhadri were present.

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