Hundreds of farmers who banked hope in Andhra Pradesh government leaving thousands of acres of their lands for capital development are now in uncertainty. A series of events like the new Jagan-led government constituting an expert committee to take further action, ruling ministers’ comments on the capital change, and last but not least the previously released Indian map not having Amaravati in it has triggered anguish in the farmers. Stating the new government and the present scenarios are forcing them to do so, the Amaravati farmers on Saturday announced that they would go on a for a hunger strike which begins on December 9 colliding with the Assembly sessions.
Speaking to the media, the farmers said that they have waited for the certainty over development in the region for months now and are vexed with the government’s stand on Amaravati. “Seems like CM Jagan only wants to concentrate on Navaratnaalu schemes, ignoring us and the state’s development. We have met all the possible MLAs of the ruling party but are left only with empty promises,” said one of the farmers. On this note, the farmers made it clear that hey will continue their protest infant of the secretariat until the government comes up with a detailed plan regarding the lands oiled by the previous government.