Opposition leader and YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy is shifting his base to the new capital, Amaravati this morning. He would be entering his new house built at Tadepalli village on the outskirts of Vijayawada. While Tadepalli is not part of the core capital city and two of its villages, Undavalli and Penumaka form part of the core capital city, Jaganmohan Reddy’s house is now part of the capital region.
Besides shifting his house, he had also moved his party’s headquarters from Hyderabad to Tadepalli. This shift is a clear indication and dispels all doubts about his intensions on shifting the capital from Amaravati if he is voted to power. The ruling Telugu Desam Party had been campaigning that Jaganmohan Reddy would shift the capital to Donakonda in Prakasam district if his party is voted to power. Now, with his shift to the capital region, it is clear that the YSR Congress had endorsed the new capital, Amaravati, and the party would develop it.
The YSR Congress manifesto committee too had clarified that it would not shift the capital from Amaravati, as being campaigned by the TDP. The manifesto is likely to have plans to develop Amaravati with the Central government’s support, manifesto committee chairman and former Union minister Ummareddi Venakteswarlu told media persons ahead of the party office inauguration scheduled for this morning.
Jaganmohan Reddy is riding high on his electoral prospects as every survey gives him an edge over the ruling TDP. Though the TDP is not leaving any stone unturned to retain power, the YSR Congress claims that the mood of the people is in favour of Jaganmohan Reddy. This pro-Jagan mood took a clear shape after the successful completion of the Jaganmohan Reddy’s prestigious Praja Sankalpa Yatra.
Jaganmohan Reddy is the last politician in the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh to shift his base from Hyderabad. The others have already come here and the parties have also shifted their offices to Vijayawada. The ruling TDP had shifted its headquarters to Guntur, while others are settled in Vijayawada.
The Congress, BJP, Jana Sena, the CPI and the CPM have their State headquarters in Vijayawada, while the TDP had its State office in Guntur. Now, the YSR Congress has its state office at Tadepalli, close to Vijayawada city.