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Chandrababu Naidu is back and so is Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati: 10 points | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh chief minister-designate N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday announced that Amaravati will be the sole capital of the state. Addressing a joint meeting of the NDA parties in the state (BJP, TDP and the Jana Sena Party) — a day before his swearing-in ceremony — Naidu said Andhra Pradesh’s capital is Amaravati and there will be no “games under the guise of three capitals”.“In our government, there will be no games under the guise of three capitals. Our capital is Amaravati. Amaravati is the capital,” Naidu said.
Amaravati is Andhra Pradesh’s capital: 10 things to know
1. As the first chief minister of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh between 2014 and 2019, Naidu floated the idea of Amaravati as the capital city.
2. Amaravati is located on the right bank of the river Krishna in Guntur district. Historically, Amaravati, the ancient city, was the capital of the Satavahana dynasty.
3. Amaravati means the place for immortals.
4. Amaravati was selected as the new capital because of its strategic location between Vijayawada and Guntur.
5. The proposed greenfield capital was supposed to be developed through a land pooling scheme where farmers would donate land for Amaravati. Thousands of farmers contributed to the scheme during Naidu’s previous term.
6. In 2015, Naidu laid the foundation stone for Amaravati capital. In 2019, he laid the foundation stone for a permanent secretariat in the Amaravati region.
7. But Naidu’s brainchild Amaravati suffered a setback in 2019 when the TDP lost power and Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy led YSRCP won a landslide victory.
8. Jagan floated a three-capital plan for Andhra Pradesh — Visakhapatnam as the administrative capital, Amaravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital.
9. The three-capital plan hit a legal hurdle and as a result, Andhra Pradesh continued without any capital.
10. From June 2, 2024, Hyderabad ceased to be the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as the bifurcation of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh entered the 10th year.

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