Why is TDP opposed to housing in Amaravati?
The Opposition TDP and its media is making hue and cry in AP over the government’s decision to give houses for the poor in Amaravati.
The state government had decided to allocate some house sites to the poor as part of its mega venture of giving house sites to over 25 lakh women in the state by next Ugadi.
The TDP, the media and some agitating farmers in Amaravati are opposing this move. They are opposed to the government giving house sites for the poor in the lands that were given for construction of capital.
They argue that the farmers of 29 capital villages have given their 33,000 acres of land in pooling to the (TDP) government for construction of Amaravati as State capital.
The present government had decided to decentralize the capital retaining Assembly (legislature) in Amaravati. The farmers and the TDP, besides the media, are opposed to this move.
They have been holding protests for the past 70 days pressing for Amaravati to be developed as the centralized capital of the State.
However, while ignoring this demand, the government is now increasing the population of these 29 villages by giving house sites to the poor drawn from other places.
While the allocation of house sites for the poor is in accordance with the AP CRDA Act 2014, the TDP and the media seems to be
against allowing the poor to have their houses in this “world class model city” that was promised by the TDP.
It looks as if the TDP and the media does not want the poor to come to Amaravati as Chandrababu Naidu government had designed the city for the top class rich Kammas.
The TDP wanted to make Amaravati one of the gated communities for their caste and turn it like a major Kukatpally of Hyderabad.
The TDP and its media is now crying foul for making Amaravati the real peoples’ capital, because for them, it appears as if people means only the Kamma community.
The TDP is opposed to upgradation of the 29 villages into an urban agglomeration. The TDP is opposed to increasing population in Amaravati. The TDP is opposed to the entry of the poor in the so-called international city.
This is the reality of the TDP and its media who want a city of international standards and do not want the poor to live there.