The three capital issue has been a triangle story between the Amaravati Farmers, Jagan-led state government and the judiciary system. While the bill has got the approval from Assembly and Council after the nod from the Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswabhushan Harichandan, everything came to a halt with various petitions filed in the state High Court.
It can be recalled that the High Court extended the status quo until September 21. The court said Status quo would continue and given time to the government till September 11 to file counter-petitions and till September 17 to file objections and the trial is set to begin on September 21.
Amidst which, the BJP-led central government yet again extended clarification over its stand on the capital issue. Filing an additional affidavit in Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday, the central government reiterated that final decision on the capital issue rests with the state government.
Opining that there is nowhere in the Partition Act that there should be a single capital to the state, the centre clarified that it only refrained to financial assistance. It can be noted that this is not the first time the central filed an affidavit over the issue.
Earlier in August, the Union Home Ministry has filed an affidavit stating that the capital decision is in the preview of state government.