More than half of people who participated in India TV poll are not convinced with the idea of assigning three capitals to Andhra Pradesh, as proposed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. A poll carried out by India TV on Twitter has found nearly 70 per cent people either do not agree with Reddy's three-capital theory or are not fully convinced with it. Reddy had promulgated a bill in the state assembly calling for three separate capitals in the state. The bill named 'AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill 2020' has provisions to make Visakhapatnam the executive capital, Amaravati the legislative capital and Kurnool the judicial capital.
The poll -- Do you think it is a good idea to have separate capitals? -- saw 67.4 per cent people voting for 'No'; while 28.9 per cent voted 'Yes'. A little less that 4 per cent people were unsure.
India TV received 8,000 responses to the poll.
A Twitter user, Manvitha, supported YSR's decision and said, "Yes! Much needed. We AP People lost everything developing only Hyderabad & sacrificing it to Telangana state in bifurcation. Atleast now we learnt a lesson, correcting @ncbn our CM @ysjagan has comeup with a Decentralization Proposal. We are much happy with it! #ISupport3Capitals."
Kumarkaza said it was a 'foolish' decision. "Foolish Decision and this in future will create issues in other states too. Destroying the state of AP and planting unwanted issues to other states. Central government need to intervene and stop such moves to safe guard federal sprit."
A user named 'A Hindu' explained why they felt it would be a good decision. "Ralayseema has lot of litigation in courts - hence Kurnool would suit. Vizag has the education and skills to support executive base. Amaravathi is had political awakening around it for decades now - suites legislation."
"@ysjagan you have succefully destroyed AndhraPradesh future generations hope&pride Just because of your personal ego/satisfactifaction you ruined #PeoplesCapitalAmaravati. What did people of AP wrong to BJP/MODI? being in central BJP is watching game show silent #SaveDemocracyINAP," another user posted.