Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday indicated that the state could have three capitals.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Tuesday that the government has to discuss in the direction of developing all the regions and the "concept of multiple capitals too could get considered".
"We can think in terms of having three capitals, one being the legislative capital and the other two being executive capital and judicial capital," YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said.
Vishakhapatnam has proposed to be the executive capital, being well-equipped with infrastructure. The current temporary capital of the state, Amaravati, could retain as the legislative capital, while Kurnool could make the judiciary capital, the chief minister suggested.
Jagan Mohan Reddy has been under the opposition’s scanner for his silence on the issue of capital development. However, the YSRCP alleged that the previous Chandrababu Naidu government was corrupt and that there were a lot of irregularities in the project of developing the capital.
“Previous government had brought in a grand design of a capital city, developing 53,000 acres of land with a cost of Rs 1.09 lakh crores rupees. But when I have secured that amount, the priorities of our government would be different. We will provide water to the arid Rayalaseema region and other irrigation projects,” the chief minister said.