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Capital deadline shifted again, now to September!

Capital deadline shifted again, now to September!

The deadline for shifting of the administrative capital of Andhra Pradesh from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam has changed once again. Till recently, it was July and now, it has been shifted to September.

This was officially announced by none other than YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday.

He declared that he would be shifting the state administration to Visakhapatnam with effect from September.

Addressing a public meeting at Naudapa in Santhabommali mandal in Srikakulam district, Jagan said he would be shifting his residence and camp office to Visakhapatnam in September.

“I will start my operations from Visakhapatnam as part of decentralisation of administration. The people of the state have accepted Vizag as the administrative capital. My objective is to see that all parts of the state would be developed equally in order to remove regional disparities,” Jagan said.

Jagan has been announcing shifting of the capital city to Visakhapatnam for quite some. He made a public announcement in Delhi in February and later, reiterated at the Global Investors Summit in Visakhapatnam held on March 3 and 4.

While his cabinet colleagues like Gudivada Amarnath and Botsa Satyanaryana earlier hinted that it would be done in April, senior party leader and Y V Subba Reddy declared that the capital would be shifted in July.

The Supreme Court hearing the special leave petition of the state government has posted the case to July for hearing. Maybe, Jagan is waiting for a favourable decision from the court so that he could shift to Vizag in September.


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