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Petitions on Amaravati Capital Issue in High Court from Oct 9

The Andhra Pradesh High Court said it would hear various petitions, filed against the government's move to have three capitals for the state and related issues, in an order of priority from October 9th.
 
Turning down the state government’s plea, the court said the status quo order, issued earlier on the two new laws related to the state capital, would continue. The bench headed by Chief Justice JK Maheshwari directed the government to submit in sealed covers the video discs and details of the deliberations in the Legislative Council over the two new capital legislations in January this year.
 
It decided to conduct hearings daily on the bunch of over 290 petitions related to the capital issue, after dividing them into 12 categories. On 31 July, the state government notified the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act, 2020, and the AP Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Act, 2020, immediately after Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan gave his assent to the related bills passed by the Assembly.
 
The laws give shape to the YS Jaganmohan Reddy-led government’s plan of having three capitals for the state — executive in Visakhapatnam, Legislative in Amaravati and judicial capital in Kurnool. The court had on August 4th ordered a status quo on the acts.

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