The AP High Court on Friday has asked the government to file an affidavit in 10 days stating its position on the proposed shifting of the capital city to Visakhapatnam in response to public interest litigation filed by Amaravati Parirakshana Samiti secretary Gadde Tirupati Rao.
A full Bench of the court consisting of Chief Justice J.K. Maheswari and Justices A.V. Sesha Sai and M. Satyanarayana Murthy ordered that the Advocate General should respond to the petitioner’s argument that the government unilaterally decided to shift the capital city from Amaravati to three different locations under the garb of ‘decentralization of administration/governance’, by filing the affidavit in the stipulated time.
In his petition, Mr. Tirupati Rao appealed to the court to declare the shifting of the Executive Capital as arbitrary and violative of the legally enforceable promises made by the previous government. However, The court has directed the Ap government to file the counter-petition.