It’s official: Kadapa is now YSR district
Re-naming of Kadapa district into YSR district after former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy came into force on Thursday with the issue of a notification in the district Gazette. A sign board at the entrance of Kadapa Collectorate was repainted depicting the new name.
The change in name came into force even as some quarters demanded renaming of the district as YSR Kadapa district and objected to exclusion of the word Kadapa, a different version of Gadapa which means threshold and refers to as the gateway to Tirumala temple.
Meanwhile, a couple of writ petitions have been filed in the AP High Court against re-naming of Kadapa as YSR district.