Andhra Pradesh to be governed from Visakhapatnam from September: Jagan

Andhra CM Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has declared that the state government will function from Visakhapatnam commencing in September.

Jaganmohan Reddy
Addressing a public meeting in Naupada village of Srikakulam district, CM Jagan made this announcement I File photo

On Wednesday (April 19), Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that the state government will be operating from Visakhapatnam starting in September, as part of the decentralisation of administration in Andhra Pradesh.

CM Jagan made this announcement addressing a public meeting at Naupada village in Srikakulam district’s Sonthabommali mandal on the sidelines of laying the foundation stones for infrastructure projects.

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“Visakhapatnam is an acceptable city for everyone in the state. It has the approval of all the people in the state. As part of decentralisation of administration, from this September, your son (Jagan) will set up his family (kapuram) also in Visakhapatnam,” Jagan Mohan Reddy said.

The port city of Visakhapatnam, which is the largest city in the southern state, is key for Reddy’s capital city trifurcation strategy, which involves setting up a legislative capital in Amaravati, judicial capital in Kurnool and executive capital in Visakhapatnam.

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The issue over Amaravati as the current capital of the state and the development of the greenfield city is pending in the Supreme Court.