Andhra Capital Case: Supreme Court to hear out CM Jagan Mohan Reddy on July 11

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The Supreme Court rejected a request from the state to stay in March last year’s order of the High Court that told the YSRCP government to develop Amaravati as the capital of the state within six months. The matter was heard by Justice BV Nagarathna and Justice KM Joseph who ordered to hear the matter on 11 July 2023, along with other petitions liked to it. In the state assembly, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that he would be shifting to Visakhapatnam and will work from there from July. 

In 2014, Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into Telangana and a truncated Andhra Pradesh and was sharing the same capital, Hyderabad, for 10 years. Further, an elected Chief Minister of the new state, Chandrababu Naidu, announced to build a world-class ‘greenfield capital’ at Amaravati. For the same, thousands of acres of land were acquired and plans were made to build a new capital. In 2019, Jagan Mohan Reddy became the Chief Minister and his government alleged a huge scam in land acquisition. Thus, CM Reddy passed a new law announcing decentralization and stated that the state will have three capitals including a legislative capital at Amaravati, judicial capital at Kurnool, and executive capital at Vizag. 

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