Hyderabad: Is trouble brewing up for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in his home turf over his three capitals decision? The demand for Greater Rayalaseema is back, Going by the beginning of resentment of travelling hundreds of kilometres to Administrative capital designate Vishakapatnam from far off Rayalaseema the YSR Congress chief is all likely to face rough.

‘Rayalaseema top guns including former Ministers, Members of Parliament, High Court advocates on Wednesday demanded Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy declare Kurnool or any other city as the capital of Andhra Pradesh.
The letter has been signed by former Home Minister M V Mysura Reddy, former MP Gangula Pratap Reddy, Ex MLA K Madan Mohan Reddy, former DGP V Dinesh Reddy, RTI Commissioner Dr Imtiaz Ahamed, Highcourt advocates C Siva Prasada Rao, D Sudhakar Reddy and several others.

In the letter, they said,” People of Greater Rayalaseema has supported YS Jagan Mohan Reddy by giving a maximum number of Assembly seats in 2014 and 2019. We are eagerly waiting since you came to the power that you will do justice to Rayalaseema. When High Court was shifted out of Hyderabad we have asked for setting it up in Rayalaseema. GN Rao committee has been appointed or decentralisation of development and governance. The committee has given its report according to the Chief Minister’s wish,”

They further added,”The committee said Kurnool would host the High Court with HC benches at Vizag and Amaravati. We are supporting the decentralisation of power. We demand justice to Rayalaseema. People of Rayalseema sacrificed Kurnool as the state capital for unity. Capital should come up in Greater Rayalaseema,”. Meanwhile Amaravati area has been witnessing huge protests following Jagan’s three capital decision. Farmers and women took to the streets. In Vishakapatnam people started supporting Jagan’s government for setting up administrative capital.


2 comments on "Greater Rayalaseema demands Capital: Trouble brewing up for Jagan on home turf"

  • People who talk of Greater Rayalaseema do not understand the main problem people have to face. The people have to live under misery as this area gets highly erratic rains with more than 50% of the years facing drought. Irrigation, only through interlinking of water of Godavari with Krishna they get water other-wise even irrigation water will be a rare commodity.

    You should demand balanced capitals or one capital in dry areas around Amaravati.

    Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

  • When a new state is formed CMs should see the capital needs to be situated equidistant from corners of the state. Why should only a section of people travel too far to get official things done? Have some logic.

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