Hyderabad, Feb 16: In the wake of Friday’s late-night meeting between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, word is abuzz about a possible alliance between the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
However, scotching the rumours, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has stated that BJP will not have any alliance with the YSRCP.
“The statements issued by YCP leaders have no truth…I want people not to misunderstand Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah by believing the tricky words used YCP leaders,” said Pawan Kalyan.
‘No approval for three capitals’
Speaking in the context of the three capitals controversy, he said that the Union Government had not approved the three-capital system put forward by the YSRCP-led government. He also asserted that Amaravati will be the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and it will not be shifted anywhere.
“The situation has arisen where the Centre has to pay because of the mistakes committed by the State Government over shifting of the capital. No deliberation has taken place between the State and the Union governments over shifting of the capital city… if they say the decision on three capitals has the Centre’s approval, then ask them to show the written assurance,” he said.
Highlighting the farmer’s issues over the capital shift from Amaravati, the actor-turned-politician said, “The farmers have given 33,000 acres of their farmland to build a capital city, not for your Navaratnalu scheme. About two lakh houses allocated under Prime Minister Awas Yojana are left unutilised as they are yet to allocated to beneficiaries. “
“Andhra Pradesh politics has become caste-centric. When a leader spoke about a problem, his caste was discussed and the real issue ignored… The rulers are trying to divide the State based on region, caste and religion. It is a threat to national integrity. The TDP and the YCP shall be held responsible for the current situation,” he said.