Farmers who had given their lands for building the capital of the residual Andhra Pradesh at Amaravathi, including some women, today called on Union Minister of State G Kishan Reddy at Secunderabad.
They submitted a representation to the minister on the issue - that the proposed shifting of the capital from Amaravathi by the Jaganmohan Reddy government now would destroy them.
Some of the affected women also shed tears while explaining their plight to the minister.
The farmers later said that Reddy had assured them that the capital would stay at Amaravathi, and that they need not worry about it being shifted.
For the uninitiated, the farmers who had given their lands for the capital at Amaravathi have been agitating for the past 18 days demanding that the capital be located at Amaravathi alone and not anywhere else.
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