Andhra Pradesh government has accused former Union minister YS Chowdary of purchasing land around Amaravati capital region before the state was bifurcated in 2014. YSRCP minister Botcha Satyanarayana alleged that several TDP leaders including Chowdary, who recently defected to BJP, were involved in insider trading and bought lands just before Amaravati was announced as the capital.
Earlier, countering allegations by Botsa Satyanarayana that several TDP leaders including Chowdhary, who defected from TDP to BJP recently, were involved in insider trading and purchased lands in the region just before Amravati was announced as a capital by the previous TDP Government, Chowdhary had challenged the YSR Congress Party to prove the allegations. "I don’t own even a cent of land inside the capital region. Let the government prove its charges,’’ YS Chowdhary said.
Botsa said that while Chowdhary did not purchase land inside the capital region, he purchased 623.12 acres in various areas surrounding the capital in the name of his relatives and shell companies.
The new capital Amaravati between Vijayawada and Guntur was proposed by then CM N Chandrababu Naidu in September 2014 which is now in news that the capital of AP could be shifted after a part of it was hit by the recent floods from Krishna river.