Refusing to comment on the proposed 3 capitals of AP as it is sub-judice, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai says that State (Jagan’ government) government has not consulted the Centre while enacting the relevant Acts. The center said that the previous government had notified Amaravati as the capital city of Andhra Pradesh following a report submitted by the expert committee constituted by Centre.
This was informed by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in the Rajya Sabha. He responded to a question raised by YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy that whether the Centre unequivocally stated that it is up to the State to decide on its capital and the implication of this stance of the Centre in the wake of the recent verdict of Andhra Pradesh High Court to disallow State government from establishing more than one capital.
Nityanand Rai said the matter is currently being heard by the court and he refused to comment on it. He added that AP- Andhra Pradesh government had issued an order on 23 April 2015 and notified Amaravati as the capital city of the state.
The central government has made it clear that Jagan’ government has not consulted them about setting up three capitals.