Chandrababu Moots Happy Andhra Pradesh

DARA GOPI

Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday reiterated that the government was marching ahead to make the State a Happy Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking on a thanks giving motion to Governor’s speech in the Assembly, Chandrababu Naidu said that the State had recorded 11.61 per cent growth rate and was heading for 15 per cent growth rate in the next 15-20 years. The State had taken up twin projects of Polavaram and Amaravati. The two projects would keep the State on the global map, he said. The Polavaram Project had provided irrigation water for the crops in the drought-prone Rayalaseema districts which had turned people to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). “The government had provided water for Pulivendula too and that had made even elected representatives to back the TDP. The popular support is visible in the just-concluded MLC elections,” he said.

He said that the TDP government had completed the irrigation projects to save every drop of water in the State. The lift irrigations and the water harvesting measures including farm ponds have benefited to the people who are looking now at the TDP, he said and asserted that the TDP would be in power as long as the Telugu State existed. “I was voted to power as people trusted my abilities after the bifurcation and now, I am confident that people would vote me to power in 2019 too as they are happy and satisfied with the developmental initiatives of this government,” Chandrababu Naidu asserted.

Referring to Amaravati, the Chief Minister said that the city would be one of the top five cities in the world. The city would have world class facilities and plans with nine cities and 27 townships. The six lane and four lane roads proposed for the new capital city and the inner and outer ring roads too would keep the city on the global map, he added. The Amaravati-Ananthapur expressway would be the third expressway in the country, he asserted.

Chandrababu Naidu said that the Amaravati is being planned as the global city and global destination. The government was taking the best available practices across the world in planning and building the city. Astrologically, the water on the northeastern side would keep the city strong, he said and asserted that no force would destroy it. Those who are opposed to Amaravati are getting defeated and the latest MLC elections were an indication, he said.

The government had increased the pension coverage for the people, extended better funds for the welfare of the SCs, STs, BCs and Minorities. The government was also thinking of providing financial support to the economically poor from the OCs, he said. He also reiterated that the government was actively considering inclusion of the Kapus in the BC list. He recalled the allocation of funds for the welfare and uplift of all castes including Brahmins and said that his government was carrying all castes along.

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