Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Amjad Basha, on Thursday slammed TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu for promoting false propaganda that GN Rao Committee had suggested Vishakapatnam was not suitable as the capital city. The committee report should be read properly before it is criticized, he said.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Mr Amjad said, "Chandrababu Naidu had previously said that Vizag is a great city and could be the second capital city of the state." Lambasting Mr Naidu's comments, he asked, " Doesn't Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have their capital cities along the sea coast?." He said Mr Naidu was trying to cast the GN Rao Committee report in a bad light because he was adamant about making Amaravati the capital city. He further said Mr Naidu only wants Amaravati to develop whereas CM Jagan is keen on developing all regions of the state.
Mr Amjad also said that decentralization would develop backward regions in north Andhra and Rayalaseema region. "The TDP is against decentralization and hence ignored the Sivaramakrishnan Committee report and instead brought out the Narayana Committee report to use for its own ends," he said.
" The backwardness of north Andhra and Rayalaseema regions was also mentioned in the Sivaramakrishnan Committee report and the decision on decentralization was taken after the GN Rao Committee report was thoroughly discussed by the high-power committee," he said.