HYDERABAD/NEW DELHI: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will raise the demand for immediate bifurcation of the high court during the monsoon session of Parliament beginning today, the party said.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao directed party lawmakers to press for an early bifurcation of the high court and for addressing other pending issues in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.
Mr Rao presided over a meeting of TRS parliamentary party in New Delhi on Sunday. The meeting, attended by parliamentary party leader K Kesava Rao and all MPs discussed the strategy to be adopted by the party during the session.
TRS leader in Lok Sabha, AP Jitender Reddy told reporters after the meeting that bifurcation of the high court will be top on their agenda. He said the party’s strategy in both the houses of Parliament would depend on the government’s response over the long pending demand.
High Court of judicature at Hyderabad is currently serving as the common high court for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Mr Reddy said though two years have passed since formation of Telangana state, the high court has not been bifurcated. “When states like Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were formed, high courts were set up within in 15 days but in case of Telangana it has been delayed for over two years. Our demand is that it should not be delayed any further,” he said.
The delay in bifurcation of high court recently led to protest and strike by lawyers across Telangana.
Mr Reddy said the TRS would continue to extend issue-based support to the NDA government. The regional party will support GST bill in the Parliament.
The TRS lawmakers will also seek central assistance for state government’s flagship schemes like Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha and Harithaharam.