In a surprising turn of events, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu extended his thanks to the Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.
Dear Sri @AmitShah Ji, truly appreciate your esteemed office’s quick redressal of the issue related to Amaravati not being mentioned on India’s map. You have endeared yourself to Telugu people by taking this step.
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) November 23, 2019
He thanked the Union government leaders for bringing out the corrected version of the Indian map that did not show Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Previously the TDP leader has addressed the letter to the BJP leaders regarding the same.
In his letter, The leader expressed that the population of Andhra Pradesh was left disappointed over the wrong version of the map published by Survey of India on November 2.
According to the map, Amaravati was not displayed as the capital of the state. The map has mentioned twice Hyderabad as the administrative capital for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier according to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, Hyderabad was supposed to remain as a joint capital for a period of 10 years, but Prime Minister Modi had inaugurated the foundation stone for Amaravati on October 22, 2015. Even an act regarding a similar provision was passed in the state assembly.
Amravati was the brainchild of Chandrababu Naidu. He was dissatisfied with founding the Amravati missing from the map. Therefore that started a war of words between ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and Telugu Desam Party. TDP MPs have earlier raised the issue of Amravati in the Parliament on November 21.
Naidu accused the ruling government’s intention to dump Amaravati as the capital. Responding to it, YSRCP leaders had claimed that the TDP government had failed to notify Amaravati as the capital. According to a local news channel, the party said, “Gazette notification is not an issue at all, as the Central government in all its correspondence and reports mentions only Amaravati as the capital of AP. Only because Jagan told the center about his plans to change the capital, Amaravati was not mentioned in the map.”