Amaravati: On the first day of 2020, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu helmed the Save Amaravati rally, protesting for farmers and agriculture workers. While speaking at the event in Amaravati, Naidu took a dig at AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, terming the latter as Khaidi No 6093.
Addressing the crowd, the TDP Supremo asked, "Are you not ashamed that he is Andhra Pradesh's CM today?" The former CM asked the group to Google Khaidi No 6093, as it is about Jagan spending 16 months in judicial custody for disproportionate assets in 2012. If sources are to be believed, 'Khaidi No. 6093' was given to Jagan at Chanchalguda Jail.
Chandrababu Naidu took to Twitter to inform about the gathering in a series of three tweets. "While the nation is ushering in the New Year with cheer, farmers and agricultural workers of Amaravati are living in fear of their future. Thousands of them are lining up the streets, pitting themselves against the tyrannical Jagan government."
He added that TDP is not celebrating the New Year, and they will step out to support the farmers. "The Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi JAC, which is fighting for the assurances made to the farmers, must be strengthened with our donations made instead of our abstinence from celebrations."
Concluding the series of tweets, Naidu noted that every one of us must work to highlight "Jagan's divide-and-rule politics against people and shed light on the miserable situation unfolding in Amaravati and the state".
Amaravati farmers are continuing their protests against Jagan's decision to set up three capitals for Andhra Pradesh. Naidu's wife, N Bhuvaneswari, has donated bangles for the farmers' Save Amaravati movement. The TDP chief is travelling through villages that gave land to build Amaravati, asking them to auction the bangles to raise money.