Capital will not be shifted till the bills are passed in assembly...
AP govt files affidavit in HC
The AP government stated that it would not take any further step regarding the shifting of state capital till the passing of its related bills in legislative assembly. The government has filed an affidavit in high court in this regard.
The court was hearing a petition filed by farmers of Amaravati. Unnam Muralidhar Rao, appearing for the petitioners brought to the notice of the court that the government is shifting the capital all of sudden.
He also drew the attention of the court to the recent media reports and also to the press meet of YSRC parliamentary party leader V Vijay Sai Reddy about the shifting of capital.
Advocate General S Subrahmanyam assured the high court and said the government would not shift the capital from Amaravatrhi to Visakhapatnam till the completetion of legislative process in AP assembly.
He said that assembly has to pass two bills one is abolition of APCRDA act and another is bifurcating of capital into three. Even the court directed the AG to file the affidavit in this regard. Actually those bills were passed in AP assembly but were stalled in legislative council and it referred the bill to select committee. But unfortunately the select committee has not been formed yet due to resistance by the officials and at the same time the bill regarding abolition of legislative council is pending at union government. The high court, while giving 10 days’ time to the Advocate General to file his affidavit, said if the government goes ahead with the capital shift, the petitioners could invoke urgency through the high court and request an earlier hearing before the bench.