Confusion Minister Botsa Satyanarayana gave a written reply in the AP Legislative Council that their government is not going to change AP Capital from Amaravati. He gave this reply to a question asked by a TDP MLC on whether the government is shifting Capital. Botsa’s official statement came as a big surprise to the opposition members as well as Andhra the political parties. Can the Minister be believed? He is always known for creating lots of confusion on issues especially Amaravati. But now, he told Council with clarity that capital city will not be changed. However, in this brief reply, Botsa did not talk about the retired IAS GN Rao Committee which is currently gathering public opinion on Capital shifting.
In the past, YCP Ministers have repeatedly said that Capital shifting would be decided based on the report of GN Rao Experts Committee. Now, Botsa made a different statement. It is not clear yet when the experts committee would submit its report. Political analysts say that Jagan Reddy Circar has been changing its stand from time to time on Amaravati. CM is still considering Amaravati as real estate project of a particular caste. Moreover, Jagan is treating Capital city as a far lesser priority compared to his election manifesto’s Navaratnalu promises which require thousands and thousands of crores.