Vice President and Senior leader Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday made sensational comments on Jagan’s ‘three capitals’ proposal. In the wake of the Amaravati farmers’ protests turning severe with every passing day, Venkaiah’s statements took prominence in the state political circles. Speaking to the media at the Atkur Swarna Bharat Trust, the Vice President stated that he has been following the scenarios in the state and also had a talk with the farmers in the capital region. “Had a brief talk with a few of the farmers regarding the shifting of the state capital. I came to know that women and children are also taking an active part in the protests. Their grief moved me,” he said.
Opining on the issue that gained traction in the past one week, the senior leader opined that the administration should be from one place. “I am stating this with 42 years of political experience. CM office, his officials, administration, High Court and the State Assembly should run form the same place which makes governance easy,” he added. He then urged to take this as his suggestion rather turning it controversial for political mileage. Stating this, he also agreed with the government’s stand to decentralise the administration. When asked if he is ready to mediate between state and central government regarding the same, Venkaiah said that he would to that only if the latter asks him for a suggestion. Venkaiah Naidu met with the Amaravati farmers on Tuesday after which he spoke to the media but refused to spill the beans. When probed, the senior leader said that he was only answerable to the right person at the right time.