Andhra Pradesh Minister Botsa Satyanarayana on Sunday said that he stood by his earlier statement on the State capital.
Botsa had reportedly said that the continuation of the construction of the State capital at Amaravathi was a huge financial burden, and that the issue of considering Amaravathi as the capital of Andhra Pradesh was under the active consideration of the present government.
Addressing mediapersons at Vizianagaram district today, Botsa slammed Jana Sena Party (JSP) chief Pawan Kalyan for adopting "double standards" on the State capital issue. He alleged that the previous TDP government did not consider the Sivarama Krishna committee report which stated that if Amaravathi were to be made the State's capital, the city would face the risk of flooding.
On the allegations on former Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao of appropriating Assembly furniture, Botsa said that the law of the land would take care of it.