In the film ‘Shankardada MBBS’, megastar Chiranjeevi has few dialogues converting Telugu into Butler English. One such line goes “Looking sky clouds, poured bucket water” implying thinking that rain will fall, a person pours away water from his bucket. Now the same logic seems to have struck the YSRCP followers.
Prior to the 2014 elections, YSRCP followers thought they will come to power without doubt and had Donakonda as the capital in their mind. With Donakonda being their focus, many bought acres of land in those areas. For that matter, some of them sold lands in Hyderabad and they bought there while some also took loans.
Most of the purchasing happened from the relatives and circles of politicians in a silent manner. At one point, they also tried to create speculation and sell the lands but everything has failed. With the capital announcement as Vijayawada, nothing is working and they have come on roads. But some are optimistic that if Naidu converts the Donakonda area into a good business corridor then some value may rise. Till such time they have to wait.