Published on: 8:59 pm, 4 August 2022
In an yet another shocker to Andhra Pradesh state government that has proposed 3 Capitals – Amaravati as the Legislative Capital, Visakhapatnam as the Executive Capital and Kurnool as the Judicial capital, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju made it clear that there is no pending proposal to shift the AP High Court.
Responding to a question posed by TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar in Rajya Sabha, the Union Law Minister has given a reply in writing. He stated that the expenses towards the functioning of the State High Court shall have to be borne by the State Government and hence the state government shall approach the High Court related to its shifting and take a call.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated that a comprehensive proposal for shifting of the AP High Court is yet to be received. He also asked both the State Government and AP High Court to submit their individual opinions on the matter separately to the Centre. The Centre opined that the shifting of the High Principal Bench from Amaravati to Kurnool shall have to be dealt with by the state government with the AP High Court itself.