Chandrababu Naidu was then chief minister. His party decided where the new state capital should come up. Chandrababu did not discuss with anyone as to where the capital of the new state should be built. He did not discuss the issue with opposition leaders by calling an all-party meeting. For some time there were speculations that the capital will come up in Nuzvidu. Subsequently, Chandrababu finalized Amaravati. YSRCP leaders are criticizing Chandrababu that after Jagan government coming to power he started demanding all-party meeting.
AP Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan has still not said that he will change capital Amaravati. However, Chandrababu held a round-table meeting to demand that the construction of Amaravati should continue. This was fine but Chandrababu even got a resolution passed in the meeting that there is no scope for changing the design of the state capital. This mean Jagan should continue the designs made by Chandrababu for the capital.
However, YSRCP leaders are saying that there was a big scam in the state capital. They alleged that before announcing Amaravati as the state capital, TDP leaders bought large tracts of lands. YSRCP even made some names public. YSRCP leaders have alleged that not just the leaders but even their drivers and Pas purchased lands before December 2014.. In this context, Jagan is determined to change the design of the capital. From the beginning Jagan has been asking whether Singapore-like capital is required.
As part of this Jagan directed officials at a recent CRDA meeting that only necessary works should be carried out. Jagan is not likely to shift Amaravati but his thinking is that it is not proper to confine all institutions to Amaravati. If Jagan does not want to continue Amaravati as the capital, why would he built his house in Tadepalli, ask YSRCP leaders. They said that the designs prepared by Chandrababu have been kept aside long ago. They say that Jagan will implement the recommendations of the expert committee and are taunting Chandrababu that he can use his designs for his own house. Overall, the war of words between TDP and YSRCP over capital Amaravati is likely to continue for some more time.