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On the completion of three years of the Amaravati movement against three capitals, the farmers of Amaravati will take up the Delhi Yatra on December 17. According to the leaders of Amaravati Parirakshan Samiti (APS) and Rajdhani Rythu Sangham JAC, about 2,000 farmers, including leaders of APS and JAC, will reach the national capital to voice their concerns over Amaravati for three days from December 17 and ensure that their plight of the Amaravati farmers resounds in the national capital.

Amaravati farmers are getting ready for the protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The leaders alleged that the State government is creating problems despite the court having given clear-cut orders to the farmers to organise ‘padayatra’. At a time when many such incidents were taking place, the farmers of Amaravati started their efforts to intensify the Delhi Yatra. It may be recalled that on December 17, 2019, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced three capitals during the winter Assembly sessions.

Since then, the farmers of Amaravati’s capital and supporters of Amaravati have been protesting. By December 17, 2022, it will be three years since the Chief Minister announced three capitals.

On the other hand, the ‘Maha Padayatra’ from Amaravati to Arasavalli in Srikakulam came to a halt on October 21. The farmers moved the court for an extension of the date as the 60 days permission was completed on November 12. The court on November 24 adjourned the case for four weeks. By the time the Delhi Yatra is completed, the final orders for ‘Maha Padayatra’ will be given.

APS president A Siva Reddy said that a request has been placed with the South Central Railways for a special train from Vijayawada to New Delhi that will start on December 15 that will carry over 1,600 Amaravati farmers and leaders. He said that the APS leaders will go to Delhi on November 28 to seek permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar on December 17. He said that they will also participate in the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh rally on December 19 and return to Vijayawada. They are inviting all politicians across the nation including Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs.

Amaravati Rythu JAC, Invitation committee member Aluri Ugender said that about 2,000 people including Amaravati farmers of all age groups and leaders will participate in the Delhi Yatra. The protest will be on December 17. He said that all MPs irrespective of political parties will be invited and e-mails will be sent to them. Despite acute weather conditions, the senior citizens are also travelling to Delhi to take part in the three days protest.

Former Tadikonda MLA T Shravan Kumar announced that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will be supporting the farmers for their Delhi Yatra. He also said that other political parties should also stand by the farmers in support of the movement

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