Visakhapatnam: Slamming TDP's 'Uttharandhra Rakshana Vedika', Anakapalli MLA Gudivada Amarnath said Opposition has no moral right to hold debates as they have opposed Vizag as the executive capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Anakapalle MLA said that the TDP leaders have placed hurdles for developmental activities and tried to damage the brand image of Visakhapatnam on various counts.

He said that TDP has no interest in developing Visakhapatnam or North Andhra region, but had looted the place for personal and political gains all along. He said they are now shedding crocodile tears to gain sympathy from people.

"Chandrababu Naidu is a betrayer of Vizag and the North Andhra region. He owes an explanation. On what basis he chose Amaravati as the capital when Visakhapatnam had all resources. Had Visakhapatnam been named as capital, entire North Andhra region would have been developed to a great extent. Chandrababu could only think of creating hurdles in the development of Vizag," he said.

The MLA said that Chandrababu Naidu had not opposed the decision to privatize Visakhapatnam Steel Plant when the proposal was mooted by the Centre in 2014. However, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had written to the Prime Minister suggesting alternatives to continue it in the public sector.

He stated that the Chief Minister had implemented every promise he made in the manifesto. "Opposition leaders have been trying to stall development projects. Witnessing the good governance, people have blessed YSRCP in the local body elections and once again rejected TDP," he said.

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