Finally, Amaravati makes it to the map of India

Hyderabad: Putting an end to recent concerns over missing Amaravati in the Indian map, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy tweeted, confirming the rectification of error. Now, Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, has found its due place in Indian map by the Survey of India. Tweeting the rectification, Kishan Reddy on Friday informed YSRCP MP Mithun Reddy and TDP MP Jay Galla.

Missing Amaravati in the latest map of India had sparked a confrontation between ruling YSRCP and the opposition party TDP. Survey of India on November 2, 2019, released a new India map with newly created union territories — J&K and Ladakh. However, the map had no Amaravati city as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It depicted Hyderabad still as the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Responding to this, Mithun Reddy of YSRCP and Jay Galla of TDP raised concerns in the Parliament and took the issue to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking in Lok Sabha on last Thursday, Jay Galla said that Andhraites were shocked to see the latest Indian map without mentioning their capital city Amaravati. “If the map of India without AP’s capital city goes into circulation, it would hamper prospects of attracting investments. Andhra Pradesh is a new state, and it was formed without a capital city. We requested the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister to rectify the error and depict Amaravati as AP’s capital city in the map,” said the TDP MP.

Indian map without Amaravati led to political speculation as the opposition parties started attacking the ruling YSRCP. TDP spokesperson Varla Ramaiah said that it was the confirmation of relocating capital city of Andhra Pradesh as desired by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. That’s why Amaravati was not shown in the latest India map, he further added.

On the other hand, YSRCP minister Ramakrishna Reddy blamed the former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for the damage. Kishan Reddy’s latest tweet ended the ongoing political war between YSRCP and TDP over capital city Amaravati issue.

“Taking note of the issue of Amaravati missing from the map, raised by Hon’ble MPs of AP in the Parliament yesterday, I took up the matter with the concerned. The error has been rectified. Here is the revised map of India (sic).”

Dasari Sreenivasa Rao

Dasari Sreenivasa Rao is a freelance journalist with 26 years of mainstream media experience in Hyderabad and Dubai. He was Business Editor at The Pioneer and Spl Correspondent at Deccan Chronicle and The Hans India. Earlier, he worked for prestigious media brands including ToI, Indian Express (Bombay) and SPG Media and Business Standard in Hyderabad. NSE-qualified Dasari specializes in derivatives trading. He was visiting faculty at IGNOU and handled two batches of journalism students. Dasari is passionate about business journalism and always suggests all to practice rigorous meditation that ensures peace of mind and helps in moving up the value chain.

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