Vivid News 24: The Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, said today that Visakhapatnam will become the capital of the state and that he will move there “in the months to come.” Despite the High Court’s ruling from a year ago that it cannot draught legislation for such, Kurnool and Amaravati are the other two capitals.
The YSRCP government of Mr. Reddy appealed, and the case is now before the Supreme Court. Mr. Reddy made the comment regarding Visakhapatnam while promoting an upcoming investment convention there. As the Executive Capital, he has consistently preferred the coastal city. He’s already made it clear that he’ll begin there.
He introduced the world conference for March 3 and 4, saying, “Here I am to invite you to Visakhapatnam, which will be our capital in the days to come.” He said, “I myself will be heading over to Visakhapatnam in the months to come,” without giving a specific date.
Hyderabad was chosen as the new state’s capital after Telangana split off from Andhra Pradesh in 2014. The Amaravati, in the Vijayawada-Guntur region on the banks of the river Krishna, was to be the new capital, according to the Andhra administration of 2015, which was led by N Chandrababu Naidu of the TDP and functioning out of Hyderabad in the interim.
The state intended to have three capital cities by 2020: Kurnool for the judiciary, Amaravati for the legislative branch, and Visakhapatnam for the executive branch. Later, that law was overturned, and Amaravati was still recognized as the nation’s capital.
The YSRCP, Mr. Reddy’s party, has demanded an investigation into Mr. Naidu, the outgoing chief minister, due to the alleged land scam in Amaravati. According to Mr. Reddy’s party, some people who were made aware of the location of the new capital previously purchased houses there in anticipation of an upcoming economic boom.
In a statement to the Center, the state government claimed that these people had bought more than 4,000 acres in 2014. N Chandrababu Naidu has questioned why the YSRCP government, which had previously purchased property from farmers in order to establish a new capital, was selling off that land while denying any wrongdoing.
The AP Capital Region Development Authority’s recent decision to lease the residential towers—built for government employees—to private firms drew special criticism from the Leader of the Opposition. Usually referred to as Vizag, the seaside city of Visakhapatnam is preferred by Chief Minister Jagan Reddy. In Andhra Pradesh, it is the biggest and most populated city. After Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu, it is the second-largest city in India.