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Jagan's move to shift capital to Vizag sound

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22.01.2020

When it comes to making some political points, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy can push it to the limit. Like his move to appoint five deputy chief ministers, which in effect means, no one really is a deputy CM.

But his decision to create three capitals for AP, based ostensibly on the philosophy of decentralising administration, is sound, and welcome. In essence, it means Visakhapatnam, a picturesque seaside city, with a high index of industrial development, a place seeped in rich tradition of art, culture, and based strategically, is its new capital.

The decision to place the new high court in Kurnool, far from the coast in the arid Rayalaseema region is for optics and has limited consequence, especially if Vizag will also........

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