His remarks triggered a row making the ‘Amaravati-the state capital’ the most debatable topic in recent times. Stirring up a hornet’s nest, a few of the YSRCP leaders’ comments on shifting the capital snubbed thousands of the farmers in the capital region into oblivion. Adding fuel to this, state Municipal Administration Minister Botsa Satyanarayana supporting the argument ended up with protests from the farmers and the main Opposition taking a cue of it. However, seems like the same leader who triggered agitations rolled up the sleeves to subside them. Replying to a question raised by Telugu Desam Party members P Samanthakamani, G Deepak Reddy and P Ashok Babu in the Legislative Council, Botsa cleared the air that there was no proposal to change the state capital from Amaravati.
Though the leader hasn’t disclosed any further details, the statement discursively from the government’s end cleared the speculations around shifting the capital. This came days after TDP MP Galla Jayadev raising the issue in Parliament regarding the non-inclusion of Amaravati in the recently released map by the central government. However, will this statement from Andhra Pradesh government that categorically agreed to continue Amaravati as state capital end the uncertainty and speculation on the issue? Will the government soon kick start the halted projects in the capital region?