JanaSena Chief Pawan Kalyan who has been an active voice supporting the Amaravati farmers joined the protests in the capital region on Tuesday. Expressing his solidarity for the farmers, the actor-turned-politician toured the capital region and stooped by Yerrabalem to talk with farmers who have been retesting from the past 14 days. He lashed out on the Jagan-led government for snubbing the lives of thousands of farmer into ambiguity with unclear proposals. He then opined that a new state like AP needs a strong capital on priority rather capital-branches in the name of decentralisation.
“Farmers had given their lands neither for the sake of a particular politician nor for a party, they contributed for the development of their capital city Amaravati. It is unfortunate that the change of government changed their fate in turn. Jagan and his public representatives miserably failed in standing by the farmers. This is nothing less than rape,” he breathed fire on the government. Pawan then stated that he expressed the same concerns years back which was snubbed by the then government.
“I do understand it takes decades to build capital but what we need is consistency. It is the government’s responsibility to give permanent assurance to the farmers who sacrificed their lands for the capital region. Pawan said that even after the release of Amaravathi bonds and the implementation of the CRDA law, the future of the capital was left in uncertainty. Pawan who had previously held a core committee meeting with all the leaders of his party has condemned the government ‘three capital’ proposal.