Minister Botsa Satyanarayana, who is in the eye of the storm from opposition for his remarks on Amaravati, gave it back to Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, who criticised him in the last two days. The Jana Sena chief said that Botsa aspired for the chief minister post in the undivided State, and he is now taking lead in the Jaganmohan Reddy government and thus has to be cautious. He blamed the minister for creating ruckus in the Amaravati issue and threatened to launch agitation against the government if any attempt was made to shift the capital.
Botsa reacted sharply to the remarks of the Jana Sena chief and called Jana Sena as Telugu Desam Party 2. He alleged that Pawan Kalyan was more interested in protecting the interests of the TDP and its chief Chandrababu Naidu than the people or his own political party. He said that Pawan Kalyan always makes public appearance whenever Chandrababu Naidu was in trouble. He said that the Jana Sena chief had visited Amaravati villages only to protect the interests of the TDP leaders, particularly Chandrababu Naidu.
The Minister reiterated that Amaravati project is full of scams and fraud. The location, the land pooling, the annuity payment, the contracts awarded and the plots given to the farmers were all major scandals. The Minister said that the government was looking into every issue for which reason, the construction was stopped. He said that the government was not planning to shift the capital, but was only looking into these scams. He requested the Jana Sena chief to understand the corruption involved in Amaravati and then speak. He advised the Jana Sena chief to work for his own party rather than working for the TDP. He termed Pawan Kalyan as the political benami of Chandrababu Naidu.