Describing the shifting of the State capital from Amaravathi as akin to a tsunami, former Chief Minister and TDP president Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said that all those who tried to stoke the tsunami would be swept away in its fury.
Addressing the Amaravathi Parirakshana Samithi agitators at Benz Circle in Vijayawada, Naidu reiterated that there was no need to shift the State capital, and that the existing capital already had all the infrastructure needed to rule the State.
He also said that not a single rupee was required to be spent on constructing any building in the State capital now.
He added that Amaravathi had a rich history and that there was a need to protect its historic importance.
Naidu also said that Vizag could not be developed just by constructing two to three buildings, and that districts like Srikakulam and Vizianagaram were far away from it.
Reiterating his demand that the ruling party seek re-election on the issue of the shifting of the State capital and the creation of three capitals, Naidu said that he would quit politics if the people once again elected the ruling YSR Congress Party.
He also claimed that all political parties that supported the three capitals theory would be wiped out from the political scene in the State, and that no such system was in force in any other country.