Chandrababu inaugurates interim Assembly Complex

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Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday inaugurated the interim Assembly complex constructed in a record span of 192 days. The complex, consisting of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Halls, the chambers of the Assembly Speaker, Council Chairman, the Chief Minister and the parties, is built by the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) with latest technology for sound systems, air-condition and seating.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the land that was once producing variety of crops would now produce the laws of the land. He said he was proud to have converted the agriculture lands to make the seat of laws of the land. He recalled the days of Andhra bifurcation from Madras Presidency and working from Kurnool under the makeshift tents in 1953 and moving on to Hyderabad where we lived for 58 years. He said that people of the State were thrown out of Hyderabad without capital in 2014. However, the government took it up as a challenge and had worked to make the dreams come true. The interim Secretariat and the Assembly complex that have come up in a record time stand as witness to the commitment and abilities of the people of this region, he asserted.

He took a dig at the way the State was bifurcated in 2014 and said that the manner in which the State was bifurcated always stands as a worst memory of his life. “I was not consulted though I was the Leader of Opposition. I went on hunger strike for 8 days but no one bothered to care for me. People were not consulted and their views were not taken into consideration,” Chandrababu Naidu said and added that people have taught a fitting lesson to the party that had bifurcated the State doing a lot of injustice to Andhra Pradesh.

However, he said that digesting the injustice people were able to come to terms and build the State. He thanked the farmers for giving him the land to construct the capital. He said that the government had taken up several irrigation projects to turn the State into a heaven. The State would soon have surplus water once the irrigation projects are completed.

Assembly Speaker, Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, Council chairman A Chakrapani, Ministers, MPs, MLAs and a number of officials were present.

Earlier, the Chief Minister felicitated the APCRDA officials including its commissioner Cherukuri Sridhar for completing the interim Assembly complex in a record time with latest technology.

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