Bills for creation of three capitals moved in AP Legislative Council after 8-hour standoff

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Published: January 21, 2020 7:55:01 PM

Ending the stalemate, the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020 and another bill to repeal the AP Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014 were moved and the House is likely to sit late for the debate and passage.

AP Legislative Council, YSRC government, TDP, Upper House, Amaravati, VisakhapatnamThe bills, which seek to pave the way for establishment of executive capital in Visakhapatnam, legislative in Amaravati and judicial capital in Kurnool, were passed by the state assembly late on Monday night.

Ending nearly eight-hour long standoff, the YSRC government on Tuesday tabled in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council two bills which will facilitate three capitals for the state. After opposition TDP, which is in majority in the Upper House, blocked the introduction of the bills citing rules leading to five adjournments since morning, Chairman M A Sharrif allowed the government to move the key legislations.

Ending the stalemate, the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020 and another bill to repeal the AP Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014 were moved and the House is likely to sit late for the debate and passage.

The bills, which seek to pave the way for establishment of executive capital in Visakhapatnam, legislative in Amaravati and judicial capital in Kurnool, were passed by the state assembly late on Monday night amid protests by farmers of Amaravati region and TDP.

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