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Jagan moves SC against HC verdict on Amaravati!

Jagan moves SC against HC verdict on Amaravati!

More than six months after the Andhra Pradesh high court delivered a landmark judgement upholding Amaravati as the state capital and declaring that state legislative assembly has no legal competence to pass legislation on three capitals, the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government moved the Supreme Court.

On Saturday, the Jagan government filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the high court verdict declaring Amaravati as the only capital city.

The state government argued that the high court judgement saying that the state legislature has no legal competence to make the legislations on three capitals was nothing but trespassing the powers of the legislature.

The high court’s directions that the state government should strictly implement the AP Capital Region Development Act tantamount to questioning the legislative powers of the state assembly.

The government said in the petition that it was proposing to establish three capitals only for the decentralisation of development. It categorically declared that it is not possible to implement the state high court order.

The Jagan government requested that the Supreme Court grant a stay on the high court judgement immediately.


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