The Andhra Pradesh Council of Ministers met on Monday morning ahead of the special session of the state Assembly to be held on the same day where the fate and the future of the state capital will be decided.
After commencing the meeting, the Cabinet approved four bills to be placed in the House. It also gave a nod to the recommendations of the high power committee on state’s all-round development and decentralization of governance.
There is widespread anticipation on what is in store for the state, already suffering from the pain of bifurcation since 2014, as the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government is firm on carrying out its new plans for “comprehensive, parallel and decentralized development.”
All other political parties and citizens at large are staunchly opposed to the government’s plan to relocate the state capital from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam, as already indicated by the Chief Minister on the floor of the Assembly on December 17.
Before the special session of the Assembly and the sensitive decision on the state capital, the state government has deployed heavy police force in Amravati to maintain law and order.
Villages that fall in the way to Assembly are being guarded by police personnel, a special route was prepared for state Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to reach Assembly from his residence.
Meanwhile, several TDP leaders and former MLAs have been put under house arrest.