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Three capitals of Andhra Pradesh: The plan on pause, not scrapped

All began with the division of Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad becoming the capital of Telangana

Y S Reddy
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy

Aditi Phadnis
Andhra Pradesh will have only one capital — Amaravati — for now. Opting for discretion over valour in the face of multiple judicial challenges, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy announced in the Legislative Assembly last week that the government was withdrawing legislation to create three capitals in the state which were to have been located at Visakhapatnam (executive), Kurnool (judicial), and Amaravati (legislative).

Reddy indicated the three-capital plan was not off the table but merely on pause. “Our intention of decentralised development of the state has been twisted and distorted. Also, legal hurdles were created and court cases filed,” he told

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First Published: Nov 28 2021 | 11:42 PM IST

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