Lok Satta Party founder president Jaya Prakash Narayan expressed dissatisfaction on the way the foundation stone laying ceremony was conducted at Amaravati, today, in which Prime Minister Modi was the chief guest.
AP’s capital Amaravati’s foundation ceremony concluded on disappointing note, he tweeted minutes after the spectacular program concluded . “Except platitudes, nothing of substance has been announced,” he said. Jaya Prakash, who is fundamentally opposed to the concept of a capital where everything is concentrated, has been campaigning for decentralized approach to avoid the rebirth of “Hyderabad”.
His tweets are :
“The key to youth’s future & state’s progress is tax incentives for investment & job creation. State didn’t ask, & PM didn’t offer them.”
“100% Corporate income tax & excise duty exemption for 10 years to all AP, or in the backward districts is crucial to investment & jobs.”
“It is all event management & platitudes devoid of substance & sense of future. The dream is to build a capital, not all round growth.”
“New York, LA, Chicago are not capital. The capital should merely be seat of govt; people should have very little to do with capital city.”
“We don’t need feudal culture of worshiping power & treating rulers as gods. We need governance & economy centered round people’s lives.”