The apex court heard a petition filed by farmers in the area, alleging that the state government was not enforcing the orders issued by the high court on the capital Amravati. Amravati farmers’ lawyer argued that the court order was not enforced on purpose due to lack of funds. Afterwards, the High Court issued orders directing it to give a status report on the works of Amravati. The next hearing was adjourned to July 12.
It is learned that the farmers of Amravati had earlier approached the High Court alleging that the court order to start construction work on the capital had not been deliberately implemented. They have filed a petition to punish the officials and government officials responsible for this. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, then Municipal Minister Botsa Satyanarayana, Finance Minister Bugna Rajendranath Reddy, CS Sameer Sharma and other officials were named in the petition as personal defendants.
It is learned that the state government was directed in March to develop Amravati as the capital of AP and implement the master plan as it stands. Made it clear that the Assembly had no power to make any laws on capital. The CRDA has directed the state government to act in accordance with the law and to develop as per the agreement within 6 months. The bench directed to hand over the developed plots to the farmers within three months and provide basic facilities to the plots within six months. The Amravati farmers have once again approached the High Court saying that the judgment is not being enforced. The trial court ordered the government to submit a status report.