Rahul Gandhi ends Bharat Jodo Yatra in AP, reiterates commitment to Amaravati
"The Congress party stands committed to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh and develop a single capital at Amaravati."
MADHAVARAM: As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's padayatra ended in Andhra Pradesh on Friday, the 44th day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, the MP, in a letter to the people of Andhra Pradesh said that the Congress party would stand against the three-capital proposal of the YSRCP government and support development of single capital at Amaravati.
Rahul, who crossed the Andhra border at Raichur, returned to Karnataka and would be entering Telangana on October 23.
The letter read, "The Congress party stands committed to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh and develop a single capital at Amaravati."
It also said, "Our interactions with diverse groups during the Yatra in Andhra Pradesh have brought to light several significant issues impacting the people. We note that the state government has systematically undermined the Panchayati Raj system in Andhra Pradesh, and are strongly opposed to this assault on democratic institutions. We will also continue to amplify the voice of farmers, youth, women, workers and many other stakeholders whom we interacted with over the last three days. We support the continued public sector status of the Visakhapatnam steel plant as an asset of the Indian people."
Heartwarming pictures of Rahul Gandhi in Andhra Pradesh were also widely being circulated on social media. The Congress leaders also mentioned in the letter that the Party would gain its place back in the State.