Confusion On AP Capital Continues:- Several legislators and leaders of YSRCP turned over-excited and announced that the Centre declared Visakhapatnam as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The issue has been pending in the AP High Court and the process of shifting from Amaravati is yet to commence. The government of Andhra Pradesh made all the arrangements for the new capital. With the announcements coming from the AP government, the Centre issued a statement soon saying that they haven't issued any confirmation about the capital of Andhra Pradesh.
The Centre said that Visakhapatnam is referred as the city of Andhra Pradesh and not the capital city of the state. It all started after the Petroleum and natural gas minister Hardeep Singh Puri provided the details of the taxes that are levied by different states for petrol and diesel. He enclosed the details of the taxes by the states in their capitals. For Andhra Pradesh, he referred Vizag and the government of Andhra Pradesh revealed that the Centre made an official statement for the same. The people of Amaravati have been protesting in the city urging the state government not to shift the capital of Andhra Pradesh to Vizag. The AP government is keen to move to Vizag and YS Jagan will continue his governance from the coastal city.