Amravati Foundation stone ceremony has courted controversy. A lecturer named Purushottham, having knowledge of astrology, said the murutham for the foundation stone lying ceremony of Amaravati is not auspicious. He said that if the state government goes ahead with the function at 12.45 pm, then there are possibilities of obstacles in the development of the capital. Also it will have a bad impact on CM Chandrababu and his party leaders. He has even suggested the new timings on the same day, i.e. October 22, 2015.