New Delhi, September 17
The Andhra Pradesh government has moved the Supreme Court against the state High Court’s order declaring Amaravati as the sole capital.
The move is seen as an attempt by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government to revive its plan to build three capitals – Amaravati (legislative), Visakhapatnam (executive) and Kurnool (judicial).
The High Court had ruled that the state legislature had no jurisdiction to legislate over the state capital.
He had ordered the state government not to move any office from the current capital located in Amaravati.
The High Court order had come following a petition by Amaravati farmers who claimed the state government had made deals with them to offer their land under the Land Pooling Scheme, promising to develop new capital.
However, the Jagan government maintained that it had decided to make three capitals in different cities to ensure development in all parts of the state.
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