Visakhapatnam will be Andhra Pradesh’s new capital, announced Chief Minister Jagan Reddy on Tuesday.
Vishakhapatnam: There has been a change in the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Visakhapatnam will be known as the new capital of this South Indian state. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy made this announcement on Tuesday. Along with this, he has also announced the organization of Global Investor Summit in the new capital.
According to the video posted by CM Reddy’s official Twitter handle, he said, ‘I invite you to Visakhapatnam, which is going to become our capital in the coming days. I am also shifting to Visakhapatnam in coming few months. We are going to organize this summit in Visakhapatnam on 3rd and 4th March….
This comes in the ninth year after Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh and got Hyderabad as its capital.
On April 23, 2015, the Andhra government had declared Amaravati as its capital. Then in 2020, the state planned to have three capital cities — Amaravati, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool. That plan was later withdrawn and Amaravati remained the capital.
Amaravati has been the centre of an alleged land scam, for which Mr Reddy’s party YSRCP has accused the previous chief minister, TDP’s N Chandrababu Naidu.
Chief Minister Reddy’s plan was to build three capitals, with Amaravati as the legislative capital, Visakhapatnam as the executive capital, and Kurnool as the judicial capital. CM Reddy’s YSR Congress Party wanted to decentralize the administration with three capitals through the South Africa model.