In what can be termed as a major development, Andhra Pradesh Government has introduced a bill to repeal the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020 and the assembly has passed it without any discussion.
Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy explained the reason behind the move. Buggana stressed that Amaravati’s idea is flawed and decentralization is the way forward.
“Many cases were filed against the enactments on the ground of lack of adequate opportunity of the stakeholders and objects raised by the members of the Council. The subject matter requires further study and consultations to impart the clarity about decentralization and explanation to the people,” Buggana said.
That means the Government will appoint another committee and take the opinions of the public and may bring back the three capitals issue. Later Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also said that they will bring back the three capitals bills in a better form.
Political and legal experts say, “The bills were completely flawed and were brought in a hurry. They can not stand legal scrutiny. Less than a week after High Court began the daily hearing of the cases against three capitals, the Government understood that it may backfire. So, the bills are repealed and may be brought back ironing out such flaws”.
But then, we are already in the third year of Jagan’s tenure and these consultations and committees may take another six months minimum. Then, there are chances of legal cases once again. In all probability, Cash-strapped Jagan Government may have successfully passed the buck for the next government.