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AP Government ignores Amaravati in the Annual Budget:- The High Court of Andhra Pradesh slammed the government to focus on the construction of the capital in Amaravati and the court asked the AP government to update them on a timely basis. The Annual Budget of Andhra Pradesh was presented in the state's Assembly yesterday by the Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy. The Finance Minister had no mention about the capital Amaravati or allocating funds in the Annual Budget. The government is not much bothered about Amaravati even after the High Court affirmed Amaravati would remain as the capital of the state. The High Court asked the government to develop the region and handover the developed plots for the farmers in the next six months.
A massive fund is needed for the construction of the capital but there are no allocations made by the AP government for the same. There are speculations that AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is discussing about the same with the legal experts to challenge the decision of the High Court in the Supreme Court of India. TDP and Janasena leaders slammed the AP government for ignoring Amaravati once again. Rajendranath Reddy announced that Rs 800 crores will be spent for the essential infrastructure of the new capital but the name of Amaravati was never mentioned. This makes it clear that the government of Andhra Pradesh is not in a mood to obey the orders of the High Court about the capital.
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