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Naidu wondered what Jagan will build with an allocation of Rs 500 crore for the capital.

Andhra Pradesh's Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for a meagre allocation of Rs 500 crore for development of capital city Amaravati in the state budget for 2019-20.

Reacting to the budget presented in Assembly on Friday, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief wondered what Jagan will build with this allocation for capital city and Rs 250 crore for the Kadapa steel plant.

Naidu, whose government had embarked on development of Amaravati in 2016 and launched various works as part of his vision to build it as one of the best cities in the world, came down heavily on the maiden budget of YSRCP government.

In a series of tweets, he said Jagan created hopes among people by making all sorts of promises but had now belied their hopes.

"The budget shows how worse the coming days of Mr Jagan's rule will be," he remarked.

"When you give a word you should be capable to fulfill it. YSRCP government neither has the capability nor the sincerity," he said referring to restrictions announced for implementation of Amma Vodi scheme.

"When we were giving unemployment allowance to 5 lakh people, they said the state has 1.72 crore unemployed and asked what will happen to them. Why there is nothing for unemployed in this budget. Mr Jagan should tell what will he give to 1.72 crore unemployed," said Naidu.

In May, Jagan had alleged that there was a big land scam in the new state capital and alleged that Naidu had resorted to "insider trading".

Terming it as a sensational scam, Jagan said the lands of Naidu and his "benamis" were also exempted from land pooling under which lands of farmers and others were acquired. 

"Even under the land pooling, Naidu paid compensation to whoever he wanted and at whatever rate he wanted," Jagan alleged.

IANS inputs