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Andhra HC orders status quo on Jagan’s capital plan

On Monday, the assembly dominated by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP had passed the bills that propose three capitals for the state — legislative in Amaravati, executive in Visakhapatnam and judicial in Kurnool — and to repeal the Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020, 07.44 AM IST
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The bench headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Justice JK Maheswari directed the government not to relocate any of the offices away from Amaravati till the next hearing
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HYDERABAD: A three-member special bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday ordered status quo on shifting of the state capital from Amaravati.

The interim order came on public interest litigations filed by farmers of the Amaravati region, a day after the legislative council dominated by the opposition Telugu Desam Party resolved to send the bills on the capitals to a select committee. On Monday, the assembly dominated by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP had passed the bills that propose three capitals for the state — legislative in Amaravati, executive in Visakhapatnam and judicial in Kurnool — and to repeal the Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority.

The bench headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Justice JK Maheswari directed the government not to relocate any of the offices away from Amaravati till the next hearing on February 26, responding to the concerns of the petitioners that the government may resort to such a move in the absence of the court’s orders.

Thousands of farmers in the Amaravati region had pooled around 34,000 acres for the capital city’s construction, responding to a call by Reddy’s predecessor, N Chandrababu Naidu. Dozens of them moved the court challenging the Reddy government’s decision to move much of the capital’s functions out of Amaravati.

The chief justice instructed the advocate general to arrange copies of relevant reports to the petitioners, responding to a plea of the petitioners to see the report of a high-powered committee on the capitals.

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