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  1. Jan 21, 2020

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    Andhra Pradesh assembly passes Bill to establish three capitals
    3 min read . Updated: 21 Jan 2020, 09:33 AM ISTYunus Y. Lasania

    Earlier in the day on Monday, the state government approved the ‘High Power Committee’ report during a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy in Amaravati

    HYDERABAD : The Andhra Pradesh assembly passed the Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Bill 2020 and the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of all Regions Bill 2020, the first steps the current YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government took in decentralizing the state’s capital between Amaravatri, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool. Both the bills were passed late in the night on Monday,

    Earlier in the day on Monday, the state government approved the ‘High Power Committee’ report during a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy in Amaravati. Based on the recommendations of committee report, key issues like the decentralisation of AP’s capital (between Amaravati, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool), farmer's concerns, employee issues, etc.

    On Monday, the state cabinet also decided to increase the ex-gratia being paid to the farmers of the (Amaravati) capital region from Rs.2500 per month to Rs.5000 per month. It had approved the proposal to establishment the Amaravati Metropolitan Development Authority in the place of AP Capital Regional Development Authority (APCRDA), which was established during the previous government (under former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu), to develop only Amaravati as a global capital.

    The two bills that have been introduced in the three-day assembly session deal with the decentralization of the state’s capital and to replace the APCRDA with the AMDA. Both are likely to be passed as the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has a majority of 151 in the 175-member assembly. However, it has only nine members in the legislative council, out of 58, while the TDP enjoys a majority of 28 there.

    Last year in December, the state-government appointed an Expert committee which recommended that Visakhapatnam be made the executive capital, Kurnool in the Rayalaseema region the legal capital with the high court located there, and suggested that Amaravati could house the governor’s office and the state assembly, becoming the legislative capital.

    It was followed by the state government setting-up a “high-power committee" to examine the recommendations of the G.N. Rao-led expert committee, after the state cabinet, led by the chief minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy deferred taking a decision to relocate the capital. The decision was deferred given that farmers in Amaravati have been up arms against the decentralization.

    The recommendations, if implemented, will undo everything that Naidu had planned for Amaravati, which was to be developed as a global city.Farmers in the Amaravati capital city region have been up in arms mainly because Naidu’s (previous AP) government had pooled in 33,000 acres of farm land from hundreds of them to develop Amaravati.

    Jagan Mohan Reddy, while addressing the assembly on Monday, said that, “Since Independence, for almost six times we lost the capital and we are the only state in the country to undergo these circumstances. Even as per the (AP Reorganization) bifurcation act, despite having Hyderabad as the common capital city for 10 years, we lost it for the mistakes of Naidu," the chief minister alleged.

    Tabling the recommendations of the Siva Rama Krishnan committee (formed by the Centre in 2014 to look into finding a new capital for AP), the chief minister stated that the committee “clearly opposed the construction of super capital in Amaravati region" and that it had suggested to decentralize all the departments and extend the governance to all 13 districts.

    Jagan Mohan Reddy also ensured farmers from Amaravati that the state government was not against their region and the capital city was not shifting. “No injustice will be done for Amaravati. We are adding two more capital cities; Visakhapatnam as the executive capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital," he assured them.

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  2. Jan 23, 2020

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    No let up in protests in capital region villages for Amaravati
    Farmers stage Maha Dharna at Thullur, bandh in some villages for second day
    Published: 23rd January 2020 08:42 AM | Last Updated: 23rd January 2020 08:42 AM

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    Villagers staging a protest at Velagapudi on Wednesday I Prasant Madugula

    By Express News Service
    VIJAYAWADA: The indefinite protest of capital region farmers against the State government’s decision to shift the capital to Visakhapatnam from Amaravati entered the 36th day on Wednesday. Wearing black badges, villagers staged protests against setting up of three capitals in the State on the pretext of decentralisation of administration.

    Demanding Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to reconsider his government’s decision on the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020, which was passed in the Assembly on Monday, villagers staged Maha Dharna at Thullur and continued relay hunger strike at Mandadam, Rayapudi, Velagapudi and Uddandarayunipalem.


    Responding to Tuesday’s Amaravati Bandh call given by the Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the shifting of capital to Visakhapatnam, people of Mandadam, Thullur, Venkatapalem and other villages closed all the shops and business establishments voluntarily for the second day and participated in the protests organised in private lands.

    At Maha Dharna, villagers raised slogans against Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and YSRC for ‘cheating’ farmers who gave their lands for the development of capital Amaravati. The protesters deplored the YSRC leaders’ ‘failure’ to visit the families of farmers who lost their lives while participating in the agitation against shifting of the capital.

    “Around 20 farmers have lost their lives fearing uncertain future if the capital is shifted from Amaravati to Vizag as they gave their lands for the development of capital. The Chief Minister should take responsibility for the death of farmers. We will intensify our stir demanding the withdrawal of the move to shift the capital from Amaravati,” said Murali, a farmer.

    Villagers of Velagapudi who staged a protest, denounced the ‘highhanded’ behaviour of the police towards farmers while they were staging protests in a peaceful manner. They accused the police of shadowing them wherever they go. “We couldn’t understand why the police are monitoring our daily activities though we are staging protests peacefully. Police have been infiltrated by informers, trespassing our properties and collecting personal information of villagers,” rued people of Velagapudi.

    Guntur rural police stated that the Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi JAC did not have permission to enforce bandh in the capital region. Hence, the action was taken against bandh enforcers, they said. The police urged villagers not to cause obstructions by staging protests on main roads in the capital region.

    Guntur bandh evokes partial response

    Guntur: The bandh call given by the Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the police ‘highhandedness’ towards TDP MP Galla Jayadev and other protesters, evoked a partial response in the district on Wednesday though it was supported by Telugu Desam. Police thwarted the attempts of Amaravati JAC activists when they tried to stop school and college buses. The JAC activists were arrested and shifted to Nallapadu police station. Shops and business establishments were closed in some parts of the city as part of the bandh against the move to shift the capital from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam. Educational institutions remained closed. TDP district president GV Anjaneyulu, leaders M Subba Rao, Lal Vazir, K Srinivasa Rao and others took part in the protest organised as part of bandh. The police arrested CPI State assistant secretary M Nageswara Rao, district secretary J Ajay Kumar and TDP leaders for trying to enforce the bandh. Police pickets were set up at vulnerable places. Additional force was deployed in the city to maintain law and order.

    Video journos booked under Nirbhaya Act

    Guntur: The police on Wednesday registered a case against some video journalists under the Nirbhaya Act for allegedly filming policewomen while they were changing clothes at Mandadam. Additional SP KGV Saritha said that the cameramen forcibly entered into a room allotted to policewomen in the ZP High School at Mandadam and filmed a woman cop while she was changing clothes despite her objection. The case was registered against them for their objectionable behaviour, the Additional SP said.



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  3. Feb 7, 2020

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    Amaravati is unviable; Vizag will compete with Hyderabad in 10 years: Andhra CM
    3 min read . Updated: 05 Feb 2020, 05:51 PM ISTIANS
    • Providing basic infra in Amaravati would cost ₹1.09 lakh crore while Visakhapatnam can be developed as the capital by spending only 10% of this amount, said Jagan Mohan Reddy
    • He said Vizag would become executive capital, where the Chief Minister and ministers would sit and the Secretariat and heads of department would operate
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