Hours after the ruling YSRCP government has tasted the unexpected blow from the opposition TDP at the AP Legislative assembly, Jagan and his team seem to be in a new fix. Amaravati farmers who have been waging a relentless war from the past 36 days on Wednesday moved the High Court. 37 farmers filed a petition with an appeal to continue Amaravati as the executive capital. On the other hand, two public interest litigations (PILs) were filed on Tuesday challenging the repeal of APCRDA Act, 2014. The petitioners requested the court to announce repealing of APCRDA Act as illegal.
In addition to which another three petitions regarding the capital shift were filed including the High Court shift to Kurnool. On the whole, the High Court on Wednesday has taken up the arguments over the five petitions from Wednesday’s afternoon. The court hearing took prominence amidst the dramatic political turns in the AP legislative council regarding the AP Decentralisation Bill. Meanwhile, tensions prevailed across the villages in Amaravati region. Amid heavy police deployment and imposition of section 144, the region witnessed a complete shutdown with schools, colleges and private sector remaining closed.