Amidst anticipations that the government will take a clear stand on the state capital, the Friday’s cabinet meeting ended to be an utter disappointment to the Amaravati farmers who have been protesting from ten days. Constituting a High Power committee over the capital issue, the state government announced that it would probe into the land purchases that took place during the formation of Amaravati. Perni Nani, Minister of Transport and I&PR took to the media meet said that the state government would take the inputs from the central government regarding the CBI probe over the same. He also stated that the cabinet sub-committee report
Reacting to this, the Opposition chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu threw an open challenge to Jagan and his ministers who have been alleging TDP leaders of Insider trading from the past six months. He stated that they are ready to face the CBI enquiry. “From the last six years, insider trading has just been an allegation and numerous attempts to prove them have failed and now the government from nowhere came up with CBI enquiry,” added Chandrababu. He then lashed out on Jagan and his ministers for snubbing the future of thousands of farmers to satisfy their political needs. The former Chief Minister threw a challenge if the YSRCP leaders are ready for a CBI enquiry over the land purchases in Visakhapatnam.
“Is Jagan ready for CBI enquiry? Regarding Viveka’s murder, Jagan had demanded a CBI inquiry before the elections but what happened to him after he assumed the chair?” he questioned. Chandrababu demanded a public statement over the capital city in case the TDP leaders comes out clean in the CBI enquiry. “Will the government again shift the capital to Amaravati if insider trading is proven wrong? Will you shelve the plan of shifting capital until the verdict comes out?” he added. While the ruling party is yet to react on this, speculations are rife that the whole administration would be shifted to Visakhapatnam by February next year.