Besides being one of the poll promises, making every parliamentary constituency into a separate district has been the most awaited move from Jagan-led government. Increasing 13 districts in the state to 25, has been one of the assurances given from Jagan all along his Paadha Yatra which was also included in the election manifesto of YRSCP. While the state government expected to make the move in the 1st quarter of 2020, the central government gave a shock of sorts to Jagan and his team.
According to the CMO sources, the state government was instructed not to make any changes in jurisdictions from January 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. Which means that the Union Home Ministry has discursively put a hold on one of the Jagan’s brainchild. The directive was reportedly issued with the intention of updating the NPR along with the house listing operation as part of the 2021 census. Though the state government expected to complete the reorganisation of assembly constituencies within a year, the centre has decided to take up the reorganisation of Telugu states along with the rest of the states which is likely to take place by 2026.