AP High Court prevents the government to shift offices

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In a much shocker to the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy led AP government the Andhra Pradesh High Court has said that until the petitions on the Three Capitals issue were heard the government offices should not be shifted to anywhere.

The three-judge constitutional bench headed by the Chief Justice J K Maheshwari also asked the state government to submit the reports of the High-Power Committee (HPC) and other committees on the capital issues.

The further hearing was postponed to February 26.

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Ashok Bhan has represented the Amaravati region has filed a batch of petitions against the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020 and the APCRDA Bill.

The Constitution bench also directed the AP government not to shift any offices and if they do so, the government and officials will be responsible for this.

"The court has asked the government not to do anything nor pass any subordinate legislation. This is what we call in legal parlance as a status quo, till the court hears the matter," the petitioner’s counsel said.
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