Even as the High Court bifurcation issue took a new turn and got to the notice of the Centre and Supreme Court with some 11 judges in Hyderabad being placed under suspension for staging protests, Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda today turned tables on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to take a decision and reacted strongly against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his remarks that the Centre was delaying to take a decision with regard to bifurcation of High Court. Gowda literally took exception to Telangana Chief Minister saying that KCR cannot make comments like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against the Centre.
Talking to mediapersons along with Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who also sought his intervention for High Court bifurcation in Delhi, Gowda maintained that the Centre has no role and he cannot speak on the issue which is sub-judice in combined high court. Turning tables on to the AP Government, he said it is for Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to take a call on land and providing facilities and infrastructure for the purpose.
“I spoke to the two Telugu Chief Ministers and the Andhra Pradesh Government has to decide on the issue”, he said. However, the Law Minister said he would write to Chief Justice of India and Governor of the two States on the impending issue of lawyers on warpath in Hyderabad.
“We welcome Telangana CM to stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar and he cannot indulge in making criticism against the Centre”, Gowda said. He said the people will respond to KCR if he criticizes the Centre.
His remarks of displeasure came at a time when a perturbed KCR was planning to go in for a massive protest at Delhi to mount pressure on the Centre for speedy division of the high court among two Telugu States. (NSS)