The main opposition party of Andhra Pradesh, YSRCP has demanded the government to maintain transparency in its dealings relating to AP proposed capital, Amaravati construction, by placing all the related documents of the capital city construction in the public domain.
YSRCP wanted the State to comply with the Central Government’s policy guidelines on partnerships with the private sector in the light of the proposals to involve the Singaporean agencies in infrastructure development.
Speaking on the issue, YSRCP senior leader Botsa Satyanarayana said that, transparency in the deals was necessitated as a signatory to the memorandum of understanding signed by the Singapore government reportedly quit his post to join as the CEO of the two firms that acquired contracts.
Not just placing the records in the public domain, the government should even explain as to how a signatory on behalf of the Singapore government could take the charge as the CEO of the companies, that bagged the contract.
Botsa expressed his concern over such commercial manipulations, which has a scope of leading to a huge corruption and so the public should know the details of the deals.
Earlier, when Jagan and YSRCP leaders skipped Amaravati stone laying ceremony. It was then, the party was criticized by many, saying that, it is against the capital construction in AP. Referring the same, Botsa said, “We are not against the construction of the capital. We are against the manipulative practices and commercial agenda aimed at benefiting a favored few leaving aside farmers whose land had been acquired.”
Botsa further reminded that the Central Government had made it mandatory for taking up public-private partnership deals through global tenders. The State Government could not ignore the Centre’s directives and opt for the Swiss Challenge method.
By Phani Ch