Where will the capital zone in Visakhapatnam be located?

Work has begun on identifying where the executive capital zone in Visakhapatnam would be located. Biman Patel, Padma Shri and President of the CEPT University in Ahmedabad, that focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats, visited Vizag last week, to take a look at the locations identified by the Andhra Pradesh government.  … Continue reading Where will the capital zone in Visakhapatnam be located?

Jagan politically checkmates Naidu with decision on Amaravati

Between 2009 and 2013, Chandrababu Naidu committed a blunder on Telangana. He refused to take a categorical stand, whether he was for it or against it. Not that it was easy for the Telugu Desam chief because supporting bifurcation would have robbed him of support base in Andhra Pradesh. On the other hand, if he … Continue reading Jagan politically checkmates Naidu with decision on Amaravati

Amaravati as Andhra Pradesh main capital will become Past Tense

It will be curtains for Amaravati on 20 January. The cabinet meeting scheduled to be held before the special session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly will not only discuss the contents of the GN Rao and the Boston Consulting Group on the capital issue but also give final touches to the Bill that will repeal … Continue reading Amaravati as Andhra Pradesh main capital will become Past Tense

Naidu collects funds for Amaravati protest, farmers appeal to Modi’s Mann ki Baat

There is no letting up of the pressure by the farmers of Amaravati, supported by opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh. Chandrababu Naidu who focused largely on building the capital in Amaravati during his tenure, has been at the forefront of the protest, ensuring that the optics would make New Delhi put pressure on YS Jaganmohan … Continue reading Naidu collects funds for Amaravati protest, farmers appeal to Modi’s Mann ki Baat

Jagan’s three-pronged strategy to deal with Amaravati protests

With two weeks of their agitation yielding little except photo-ops for Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan, the farmers of Amaravati have decided to intensify their protest at the Andhra Pradesh government's proposed decision to move the administrative capital to Visakhapatnam. They have decided to launch a Sakula Janula Samme (All People's Strike) to bring Amaravati … Continue reading Jagan’s three-pronged strategy to deal with Amaravati protests

Naidu targets bureaucrat and taunts Amaravati voters

There is a difference between taking part in an agitation for a public cause and making the agitation personal about an individual. Former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu blurred the line when he decided to target retired bureaucrat G Nageswara Rao, whose report on the capitals is at the heart of the three capitals controversy.  ``Who … Continue reading Naidu targets bureaucrat and taunts Amaravati voters

After Chennai, rangolis now become instrument of protest in Amaravati

The kolam and rangoli as a mode of protest has spread from Chennai to Amaravati. Taking cue from the anti-CAA and anti-NRC slogans used in the kolam designs by citizens of Tamil Nadu, the 15-day agitation has seen farmers of Amaravati also taking to rangolis to register their protest against the proposed decision to make … Continue reading After Chennai, rangolis now become instrument of protest in Amaravati

Technically, Vizag will be Andhra Pradesh’s new capital

So it is apparent Jaganmohan Reddy did not want GN Rao, the head of the committee that looked into whether Amaravati should continue as a capital, to steal the thunder. Which is why the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in the dying minutes of the winter session of the Assembly, lit up the House with … Continue reading Technically, Vizag will be Andhra Pradesh’s new capital