It’s been a year since Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced his ambitious plan for a three-capital set up in the state. It also marks a year of Amaravati protests; the large-scale demonstrations against the controversial Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act, 2020 have hit the streets of Andhra Pradesh.
In a recent follow-up to that, now, Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi Joint Action Committee (JAC) has conducted a meeting with the opposition parties including Telugu Desam Party, Indian National Congress, and other national and regional parties, and have decided to run a week-long protest starting from December 12 to December 17. As per the ground reports, the protestors will start marching from Guntur as a mobilized padayatra and will hold a public meeting at Amaravati Foundation place on December 17.
From December 2019, when the YCP led state government announced their ambitious plan for three capital, the state has seen a massive level of social reactions from various sections of the society mostly arising out from the farmers. It was back in 2014, then Chief Minister and TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu announced Amaravati as the state’s capital city. Amaravati used to be called as an emerging ‘People’s Capital’ primarily due to its geographical location and the long-term ideas proposed with it to benefit people from all walks of society. As earlier reported, from December 17, 2019, when the Jagan Mohan Reddy government announced the Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act, the ideas and long-term visions with Amaravati have been in a reverse path.
As per the ground reports, this combined protest will see massive participation from farmers from different villages, activists, political personalities, and so on. In a report statement concerning the upcoming protest, Andhra Pradesh Indian Union Muslim League state president Basheer Ahmed made a comparison of Jagan Mohan Reddy with the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao by saying that the dictatorial style of K. Chandrasekhar Rao was the sole reason behind their electoral setbacks in the recent GHMC and by-poll elections and Jagan Mohan Reddy would have the same fate with his adamant attitude with his ignorance to Amaravati capital region.