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KCR urges Guv to take up HC row with Centre


Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today called on Governor ESL Narsimhan and sought his intervention to take up High Court division issue with the Centre and help find an amicable solution to the escalating Telangana lawyers in protest against suspension of judges and demanding justice in the judicial officials posts besides speedy bifurcation of the high court.

The Chief Minister, who met Narsimhan at Raj Bhavan has apprised him of the situation and urged him to help solve the issue of the high court bifurcation and proportionate representation of Telangana Judges and judicial officials in the judicature of Hyderabad.

The meeting assumes significance as KCR’s Andhra counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu, who responded to the issue at New Delhi after his China tour and meeting with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and others. KCR is learnt to have complained against Naidu for adopting delaying tactics on high court bifurcation and throwing the ball into the Centre’s court saying that they have already allotted land in Amaravati – the capital city area in Andhra Pradesh.

Though Telangana Government offered to share the premises of the existing high court and showing a piece of land, the AP Government did not react and deliberately dragged on the issue for two years, KCR is understood to have informed the Governor. They shared the contentious issue even as Acting Chief Justice Bhosale asked the lawyers to end strike and resume duties and warned of serious consequences.

According to the information, KCR appealed to the Governor to take up the issue with the Centre for an immediate solution though Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda had recently disowned any role in the High Court division. The Governor learnt to have assured KCR that he would take up the issue with the Centre as he had already held separate meetings with Acting CJ Dilip B Bhosale and Telangana Advocate-General K Ramakrishna Reddy on the issue. It is likely that the Governor is to make a visit to national capital if the situation so desires. On the other hand, the protests of Telangana Advocates are continuing unabated for bifurcation of high court and justice in judicial officials’ posts, including that of judges. (NSS)

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