Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Governor gave his nod to the three capital bill for Andhra Pradesh. However, the decision has led to a political furor. Former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday, demanded Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw or abolish his three capitals decision within 48 hours.
The bill passed to was to decentralise the administration by establishing three capitals – the executive capital in Visakhapatnam, the legislative capital in Amaravati, and the judicial capital in Kurnool.
Reminding AP Chief Minister about his earlier promises, Naidu said, YSRCP party during the 2019 election campaign assured that Amaravati would continue to be the only capital city and that it would be fully developed. He dared the AP Chief Minister to seek a fresh mandate .’ If the people vote for him and bring the YSRCP back to power in the re-election, then TDP would humbly accept their mandate and it would not raise its dissenting voice again against the decision. But, If the CM does not come out with a proper response, the TDP along with the other Opposition parties would intensify their agitation not just through legal battles but also to make the CM as a culprit in the people’s court,” Naidu said.
Mr. Naidu recalled how YSRCP’s 2019 election manifesto committee Chairman Ummareddy Venkateswarlu who fails from Guntur, assured voters that their party would continue AP Capital in Amaravati alone and it would be developed into a well-equipped, good city. “Amaravati was selected abiding by the AP Reorganisation Act 2014. Questions were being asked whether any sane person would opt to take a poverty-ridden South Africa as a role model. Moreover, it would not be easy to reverse various decisions taken by the Government as part of developing Amaravati Capital already” Naidu questioned.