Weeks after the Andhra Pradesh government constituted an expert panel to look into the people’s opinion on state capital Amaravati and other projects, the latest India map released by the central government omitted Amaravati in it. Post the abrogation of Article 370, an official map was issued by the Union Home Ministry to mark the newly created Union Territories Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. While the map showed all the state capitals in red letters, Andhra Pradesh was left empty which received backlash from the Andhra citizen.
Though it was announced during bifurcation that Hyderabad would serve as a common capital for 10 years, former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu declared and promoted Amaravati as the capital for the newly formed state. While few termed it as a major goof-up, a few political analysts claimed that the capital was not notified in the gazette. This has now become a weapon in the hands of political parties in the state who started playing blame game. As TDP spokesman Varla Ramaiah said that the omission is Jagan’s work who desperately wants to relocate the capital, BJP senior leader alleged Chandrababu as the person behind this.