Amravati will be built as an iconic city: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said that building Andhra Pradesh is his only aim and capital Amravati should be built as an iconic city.

"Building Andhra Pradesh is my only aim now. Amravati should be built as an iconic city. I developed Hyderabad to international level. Now my focus is on Amravati. That's why I decided June 2 as a day of Nava Nirmana Deeksha, but not as formation day of Andhra Pradesh," Chief Minister Naidu said.

He said that he took the responsibility to lead the state at the time of bifurcation.

"I understood the then need for constructive moment. That's why joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and started working for the new state," he said.

Talking about his recent announcement that the transgender community must be supported by the government with housing, ration cards and pension of 1000 rupees, he said, "Positive thought is my fore. That's why I took the decision in favor of transgenders. They are being neglected by families, and society. They have no livelihood, so they became troublesome to the society. Now we gave them chance for respectful life."

Naidu further said that 'Swachh Andhra' is his priority and for that, construction of toilets is at war footage.

Talking about his other focus areas of work, he said that water for irrigation and drinking is also in his priority list.

"Diverting Godavari water to Krishna gave us some free hand for giving water to Rayalaseema. We are completing projects at war footage and will try to complete them in one year," he said.

He said that his government is also working to mitigate the present drought like conditions in the state.

The Chief Minister said that his aim is to achieve 80% public satisfaction regarding government policies, and turning 80% public in favor of Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

"In the changed conditions, we want to take our party to every household. We wanted to get feedback from people on their satisfaction and grievances. In 11 days our party leadership could reach almost 20 lakh households," Naidu said.