High Court lawyer reacts on AP govt moving SC challenging High Court's verdict on Amaravati
According to reports in the media, the Andhra Pradesh government filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Saturday contesting the High Court's ruling designating Amaravati as the lone capital of the State. It argued that each state has an inherent right to choose where to carry out its capital activities under the federal framework of the constitution. It has requested the Supreme Court to cancel the stay order of the High Court
High Court lawyer Venkatesh responded to the current legal status of the state capital issue by stating that the Supreme Court's decision is required in light of the state government's review of the state capital in light of economic factors and legal limitations, as well as their declaration that the state government will develop Amaravati. The lawyer claimed that he did not see any wrongdoing on the part of the state government in querying the Assembly Act about the three capitals issue by going to the Supreme Court.
In response to the aforementioned developments, BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao stated that under the Federal Structure of the Constitution, every state has an inherent right to choose where its capital obligations should be carried out. However, according to MP GVL, the choices should not go beyond what is permitted by law.
The state administration was ordered by the AP High Court on March 3 to build and develop the capital city and region of Amaravati within six months.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, had earlier declared that the government will proceed with the decentralisation of administration.