The government of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is all set to reintroduce the controversial legislation on the formation of three capitals for a decentralised administration, if YSR Congress party president and the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has his way. The Jagan government may conduct the monsoon session of the state assembly and council from September 19, which is expected to be held for a week.
The schedule and the agenda are likely to be fixed at the state cabinet meeting which will take place on the 7th of this month. In fact, the assembly session was originally planned last month itself, but was postponed apparently because of the delay in finalising the 3 capitals bill and some other reasons.
Jagan was waiting till the completion of the term of former chief justice of India NV Ramana, who Jagan thought was the stumbling block in the formation of three capitals. If the three capitals bill would be passed, it would have been challenged by the Supreme Court. By removing whatever loopholes it had in the previous act, which was withdrawn in November last year, Jagan wants to get the bill passed in the state assembly afresh.
The assembly session is likely to end before September 24 or 25, because of the start of Dasara Navaratri festivities. The government will make the first move to shift the executive capital to Visakhapatnam by Dasara, if the bills are passed.