Telangana, Andhra CMs should settle high court split issue: Bandaru Dattatreya

Hyderabad: Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Saturday said the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should sit together and sort out issues with regard to the bifurcation of Hyderabad High Court, maintaining the Centre has no role in it.

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. Image courtesy Wikipedia

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. Image courtesy Wikipedia

"It (the current situation in Telangana with regard to bifurcation of HC) does not reflect any failure on part of the Centre. That allegation is baseless. Both the chief ministers (N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao) should sit together and discuss (the issue) and come to a decision," he said at a press conference in Hyderabad.

The Union minister along with A Narasimha Reddy, chairman of Bar Council of High Court, earlier met Governor ESL
Narasimhan and apprised him of the situation in the backdrop of raging row between the two states over judicial
appointments and HC bifurcation.

The BJP leader, who hails from Telangana, said he recently met Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the issue with them.

Telangana judicial employees and advocates are on a strike for the past few days demanding immediate bifurcation
of the HC. They are also protesting the allotment of judges from Andhra in Telangana's courts.

The HC had earlier suspended 11 judicial officers on disciplinary grounds. The agitating officials and advocates
are also demanding revocation of suspension of the judges.

Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, but both states still have a common HC.

PTI


Updated Date: Jul 02, 2016 20:39 PM

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