Supreme Court Seeks Centre's Reply In Appeal Filed Against Andhra Pradesh HC direction To Make Amaravati Only Capital in 6 months

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The supreme court sought the Central government's reply in the appeal filed by the Andhra Pradesh State Government challenging the High Court decision to make a single capital for Andhra Pradesh.


The Division Bench of Justice KM Joseph and Justice BV Nagrathna on Monday asked the central government to file its reply in the appeal filed by the State of Andhra Pradesh against the judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court declaring Amaravati as the only capital of Andhra Pradesh.

The division bench of the Supreme Court stayed the direction issued to the State Government to make Amaravati the capital region and capital city of Andhra Pradesh within 6 months .

The said judgment was passed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court after the State had come up with a plan to make Vishakapatnam the administrative capital, Kurnool as the judicial capital and Amaravati as the legislative capital. However, several petitions were filed before the High Court by the farmers.

The High Court had in its order said that the State government does not have the competence to make any legislation on the state capital and directed the state to not move any office from the present capital from Amaravati.

The High Court had also asked the state to pay a sum of Rs 50000 to farmers.

The appeal will now be heard by the Supreme Court in January 2023.