Vijayawada, November 22: December 17, 2019: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy made a statement in the Assembly hinting about three capitals. Protests broke out in the Amaravati capital region on the same day and continued to date.

December 20, 2019: GN Rao committee submitted a report to the AP government suggesting to trifurcate capital for the overall development of the state. Bill passed in the assembly.

December 29, 2019: The state government formed a high power committee to study the GN Rao committee report.

January 20, 2020: Cabinet approved the report of the high power committee on three capitals and draft bills for trifurcation of capital.

January 21, 2020: Andhra Pradesh assembly passed CRDA Repeal Act and bill to decentralize capital.

January 22, 2020: Bill was introduced in the legislative council, referred to a select committee.

January 22, 2020: Amaravati farmers moved AP High Court challenging the twin legislations.

April 24, 2020: The high court issued notices to the state and central governments to file affidavits in PIL filed challenging shifting of executive capital to Visakhapatnam.

July 23, 2020: The high court issued notices to the state and central governments to file affidavits in all petitions filed connected to three capitals and bifurcation issues.

June 16, 2020: AP Assembly passes the bill for the second time.

July 31, 2020: Governor gives assent to three capital bill. Over 150 petitions were filed in the High Court. They were compressed to 57 petitions.

August 4, 2020: High Court stays capital bill and adjourns the case to August 14

August 12, 2020: Governor gives assent to three capital bill.

August 26, 2020: Supreme Court declines to interfere with the stay orders issued by the High Court on the three capitals row.

November 15, 2021: Hearing finally resumes on capital petitions before the special bench of Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, Justice M Satyanarayana Murthy, and Justice D V S S Somayajulu.

November 22, 2021: State government informed the high court that the cabinet has resolved to repeal both the impugned legislations.

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