Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday announced that the state cabinet has decided to withdraw the Three Capitals Bill. The YSRCP cheif asserted that the state will have only one capital – Amaravati.
Appearing before the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday on the behalf of the state government, Advocate General S Sriram told the court that the decision to repeal the three capitals decision was taken by the government.
This comes as a major sigh of relief for the farmers who have been protesting for nearly one year with a demand that Amaravati should be the sole capital for the state rather than having three capitals. Currently, the farmers are carrying out Padayatra to fight against three capitals.
The YSRCP government has proposed three different capitals for the state, Amaravati a legislative capital, Visakhapatnam an executive one and Kurnool the judicial capital.
Last year, the Union Home Ministry had informed the Andhra Pradesh High Court that the capital city of the state is a matter to be decided by the state government, and added that the Centre had no role in it.