The ties between Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh have officially ended yesterday. During the bifurcation of the state in 2014, Hyderabad was made the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for a period of 10 years as per section 5 of the AP Reorganisation Act.

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Even though Hyderabad was decided to be the joint capital of both Telugu states till 2024, AP’s then Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu shifted the capital to Amaravati in 2015. He set up the all administration offices in Amaravati and continued his governance from there.

There were some offices in the Hyderabad secretariat which were allocated to AP. Former Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, wanted Babu to vacate these offices that were given to AP in the Secretariat. However, Babu didn’t return them.

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But when YS Jagan Mohan Reddy came into power in 2019, he returned all the AP administrative offices in the Secretariat to the Government of Telangana.

The Lake View Guest House on Raj Bhavan Road was made the official residence of the AP Chief Minister. But, the Guest House was primarily used for the administrative works of Andhra Pradesh.

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The CID office in Lakdikapul and the Heritage Complex in Adarsh Nagar continue to serve the governance purposes of Andhra Pradesh even now. All three mentioned buildings are currently being used by the AP government.

A couple of months ago, the Telangana government under the leadership of CM Revanth Reddy, asked the AP government to vacate these buildings as the tenure of Hyderabad being common capital is going to end.

However, the AP government sought some more time to vacate these buildings. Until now, the Telangana government didn’t respond to this request due to the General Elections.

As the counting will be held tomorrow and the election process will conclude in a couple of days, we need to see what decision Revanth Reddy will make regarding this request.