TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu criticizes BCG's report on the capital of Andhra Pradesh
AMARAVATI: president of the Telugu Desam N party Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday it slammed like trash Andhra Pradesh capital, his favorite project, and described as waste paper his presentation of visakhapatnam as the seat of power.
Naidu, who during the previous rule proclaimed he was building a greenfield city of Amaravati as the capital of divided Andhra Pradesh, also said it was a greenfield-cum-brownfield city.
Blasting the report submitted by the international consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group on Andhra Pradesh 's capital, the TDP leader told a press conference here it was nothing but a waste paper.
The so-called BCG report is a pack of lies. If it is not a waste of paper, what is it? he asked, claiming that the consultant had no credibility.
Naidu wondered if there were any states in the country where the executive and the legislature were located in different places, referring to one of the recommendations made by BCG that the AP Secretariat could be located in Visakhapatnam and the legislature in Amaravati.
He asked angrily if the government wanted to kill Amaravati, which was planned as the economic center, creating thousands of jobs and generating wealth for the state.
In Amaravati, he said that it is not a new city, it is a new city. There is one side of Vijayawada, on the other side are Tadepalli, Mangalagiri, Tenali and Guntur. We wanted to develop it that way.
What he imagined was a capital that would give an imaginative career for children.
The capital should be a place that gives children an imaginative career, an imaginative future they want, said the former prime minister.
The BCG, hired to suggest a BIG (balance, inclusive growth) strategy for Andhra Pradesh, made the recommendations which reflected Chief Minister's pitch for three different capitals.
In his speech at the state assembly on December 17, he suggested that the Secretariat be located in Visakhapatnam, the Legislature in Amaravati and the Superior Court in.