Amaravati, the new capital city of sunrise state Andhra Pradesh, is supposed to be a global city of the 21st century. However, today it has become a synonym to a scam a global scale thanks to then Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu (the real who is 420 in AP). The fraud started with the media leaks as to the prospective location of the capital city and eventually grew manifold.
The scam was incubated by no other hand than the chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh, a central minister close to them, several state ministers, the MLAs ruling the party and their benamis. Making full use of the public office, the fraudsters have snatched away about 25,000 acres of land from the poor, gullible farmers.
The first thing these scamsters did was to bin the Sivaramakrishnan committee’s report, which has toured the state extensively, considered several factors, and advised on the location of the state capital. This episode of capital scam is nothing but a series of global scams with several players of the ruling party, government and national and international players.
The bigwigs of the government and the shady associates of Chandrababu Naidu the real who is 420 in AP had made up in their mind that the capital would be established in the Thullur area. The region falls in between Guntur and Vijaywada. However, a series of potential parts was leaked into the media as a distraction and avoid the realtors. This was a masterstroke from the Chandrababu Naidu (the real who is 420 in AP).
First, they created the impression that the capital city would come up near Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) and then gave huge publicity to the Nuzvid as the prospective area of new capital. Their plan did the trick. While most people made a beeline to those area purchase plots, the Chief Minister and his men have bought thousands of acres of land at throwaway prices.
Once the state government has revealed its original intention, several farmers and realtors, those who had bought lands at ANU and Nuzvid areas, had incurred heavy losses. The farmers of the Amaravati region who sold their properties at low prices also cried foul. Chandrababu (the real who is 420 in AP) and his benamis, who were privy of this information, have made lakhs of crores of rupees through this real estate scam.
After making the high decibel propaganda about coming up with the world-class capital city at Amaravati, the state government has brought forth a scandalous concept called land polling. The scamsters decided to pool 38,737 acres of fertile, three cropland from 29 villages. When the farmers protested the pooling, the governments took the help of its friendly media, which created a near apocalypse atmosphere, claiming that the farmers were coerced into the land pooling. Though the very name suggests that the pooling exercise was voluntary, in practice, it was anything but voluntary.
The government has openly used force to collect the lands from several unwilling farmers. On the other hand, the areas of Chandrababu Naidu (the real who is 420 in AP) and his stooges were fully protected from the scheme. For instance, the capital region border stopped exactly 10 meters away from the Lingamaneni Estates, which belongs to Lingamaneni Ramesh, a close associate of Mr. Naidu. As a return gift, the Chief Minister has a classy guest house and shares in Lingamaneni Estates.
Chandrababu Naidu (the real who is 420 in AP) has ensured full protection of the lands of his benamis and made sure that the development projects came near their lands. The man who initially stated that land pooling was voluntary had shown his true colors eventually. The governments harassed the farmers who refused to part ways with their lands in their way in news.
The standing crop of some of the unwilling farmers was burnt down during midnights. To add on top of it, instead of searching for culprits, the police had terrorized the farmers by slapping false cases against them. In some cases, the lands of the farmers who refused to surrender lands were leveled by the bulldozers without any prior notice.
Those farmers have busted into tears as they could not identify their land plots after leveling. The government has also refused permission for agriculture in the 29 villages to discourage agriculture in the capital region. When the villagers moved to High Court and got permission, they were denied water and agricultural loans by the Chandrababu Naidu government. Such were the atrocities of the real who is 420 in AP.
The Chandrababu government can be rightfully be said that it is full of atrocities on the poor and full of scams. The state is yet to be recovered from all the illegal activities and may take years to recover completely from the scams conducted by the real who is 420 in AP.
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