Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has no money to run the government; as was evident by the statement of the finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu who admitted that the government is going in for overdraft almost every day.
Yet, Naidu does not hesitate to waste money on foreign trips at the cost of public exchequer to put up the show that he is doing a lot for the state.
On Wednesday, the Chief Minister’s Office confirmed that Naidu, along with director S S Rajamouli, would be visiting London on October 25 to give final nod to the designs made by Norman Fosters and Partners for the government buildings of Amaravati.
Needless to say, it is a sheer waste of money, as the architects themselves can sit in Amaravati to fine tune the designs submitted to the chief minister a few days ago and make changes according to his wishes.
Rajamouli himself can be called to Amaravati for giving suggestions.
What is worse, the chief minister has taken one more crazy decision. He is sending a batch of 100 farmers of Amaravati to Singapore to get an impression how the future capital of AP would be.
The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) is facilitating the travel of these farmers to visit Singapore to study the developmental programmes being implemented there.
They will also create awareness on developing their lands, residential areas, and other infrastructure.
The farmers would go to Singapore in three batches -- the first batch will visit from October 22 to 26, the second batch - November 5 to 9, and the third batch - November 19 to 23.
While the stay and tour arrangements are being made by the CRDA authorities, the farmers would have to bear the Visa charges and other expenses.
Apparently, Naidu wants to take the farmers into the dream world and brainwash them before the next elections!