Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh will have Visakhapatnam as its capital, and Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said today that the state will move there “in the months to come.” This is despite the High Court’s ruling last year that it cannot pass legislation for that; the other two capitals are Kurnool and Amaravati.
The case is pending in the Supreme Court on an appeal by Mr Reddy’s YSRCP government.
The claim about Visakhapatnam was made by Mr. Reddy, who has continuously favoured the coastal city as the Executive Capital while promoting an investment convention that would be held there. He has already stated that he would begin work from there.
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Visakhapatnam To Be New Capital of Andhra Pradesh
He remarked, announcing the global summit set for March 3 and 4, “Here I am to invite you, to Visakhapatnam, which is going to be our capital in the days to come.” However, he continued, “I myself will be shifting over to Visakhapatnam in the months to come,” without giving a specific timeframe.
Hyderabad was chosen as the new state’s capital when Telangana was split off from Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
Amaravati, in the Vijayawada-Guntu region on the banks of the river Krishna, was to become the new capital, according to the Andhra government of 2015, which was led by TDP’s N Chandrababu Naidu and functioning out of Hyderabad in the interim.
The state then intended to have three capital cities in 2020: Kurnool for the judiciary, Amaravati for the legislative, and Visakhapatnam for the administration.
Later, that law was retracted, and Amaravati officially remained the capital.
The coastal city of Visakhapatnam, frequently referred to Vizag, is the largest and most populated city in Andhra Pradesh and is preferred as the state’s capital by Chief Minister Jagan Reddy. It is India’s second largest city on the east coast after Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu.