Chief Minister Jagan has dealt a big blow to Chandrababu in all respects by causing him concern over shifting of the capital from Amaravati. Jagan’s decision has not only deprived Chandrababu of his dream project but also created problems for his prestige and plunged him into economic and social problems. Protesting against the decision taken by his rival, TDP chief stayed away from the New Year celebrations. Along with him all those in TDP who had hopes from Amaravati did not celebrate New Year to continue protest. While it is not known as to how far TDP benefited from this protest but YSRCP is bent on creating a situation where they will not be able to celebrate major festival Sankranti. Political observers feel that the cabinet meeting scheduled to be held on January 8 will bring more sleepless nights for TDP leaders.
The cabinet earlier discussed G N Rao committee report. G N Rao team placed key points in its report before the people for a debate. Boston committee constituted by the government also submitted its report to the government on January 3. It will be known soon if Jagan government will call an all-party meeting after discussing Boston report or directly hold a comprehensive debate in the Assembly to show green signal for three capitals. YSRCP leaders say that at the cabinet meeting to be held ahead of the festival, Jagan government is sure to drop more bombshells. If this happens TDP leaders will have to be with the farmers on the roads all through the duration of the festival.
Every Sankaranti, Chandrababu along with his family and son-in-law Balakrishna family go Naravaripalle for the celebrations. By playing with his grandson, he forgets everything. Away from politics, Chandrababu spends time talking and dining with relatives and friends in his village. However, in view of the current situation, he may not be able to go to his village this time. Jagan has created a situation where Chandrababu as the planner and designer of Amaravati will have to sit with the farmers and their families on the roads and he can’t leave the movement to celebrate the festival. TDP, which suffered a huge shock with the electoral defeat last year, had not thought that in the New Year the situation will turn worse for it.