Women Members Of Amaravati JAC Protest Against YSRCP Over Statements Against Amaravati Farmers And People
On the 10th of September, the members of women joint action committee (JAC) of Amaravati Parirakshana Samiti protested against the State Government for their comments against Amaravati farmers and residents.
The Amaravati capital issue is a problem for the farmers of 28 villages who sacrificed their lands. In 2014, after Andhra Pradesh and Telangana emerged out as two independent states, villagers and farmers of Amaravati gave their lands to the then ruling Government, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for the development of Amaravati as the Andhra Pradesh Capital.
However, in December 2019, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) Government proposed three capitals (Visakhapatnam, Amaravati and Kurnool) for Andhra Pradesh.
In regard to this, Amravati’s farmers and people were doing a silent protest against the YSRCP Government, demanding to revoke the decentralization of capitals orders.
The protest intensified amid the Novel Coronavirus, after the Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhushan Harichandan approved the two bills regarding the capitals decentralization.
After the YSRCP made statements asking for negotiation with the farmers for the given land, the Women JAC expressed disappointment and staged a protest.
Dalit Mahila JAC leader Kambhampati Sirisha, Lok Satta leader Madhavi, Jana Sena leader Badita Padma, woman JAC leader Priyanka, CPI leaders Akkineni Vanaja and Durga Bhavani, Indian National Congress (INC) leader Sunkara Padmasri, former Chairperson of Zilla Parishat Gadde Anuradha and others staged a protest demonstration at the joint action committe office in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh.
Women criticized the Andhra Pradesh Ministers and the YSRCP leaders for their irresponsible statements against Amaravati and the farmers.
In addition, they demanded immediate withdrawal of statements that the decision of legislature capital to be shifted to Visakhapatnam.
The women took brooms and protested outside the office of the JAC.
Sunkara Padmasri said that some ministers and people’s representatives were trying to derive political mileage by giving such speeches.
The protest was supported by opposition parties like the TDP and the JanaSena Party.
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