Protests in Andhra Pradesh have intensified over the government’s decision to have three capitals for the state.
People in Rayapudi area of Amaravati protested in Krishna river against the Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s decision.
The video of people staging a protest in Amaravati has surfaced on social media.
#WATCH Amaravati: Protests continue against Andhra Pradesh Govt’s decision of decentralization(three capitals). People in Rayapudi protested in Krishna river against the Govt decision pic.twitter.com/9cx3sBuv67
— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2020
The demonstrators could be seen entering the river holding black flags.
On January 20, The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020 that intended to give shape to state government’s plan of having three capitals.
As per the bill, the state will have executive capital in Visakhapatnam, legislative in Amaravati and judicial in Kurnool.
There has been widespread protests against the state government’s decision of having three capitals.