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Plea against Telangana pre-mature: Supreme Court

Monday, 6 January 2014 - 6:49pm IST | Agency: PTI

The Supreme Court today again rejected a plea opposing the proposed creation of the new state of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, terming it "premature".

"It is still premature. We cannot go into it till Andhra Pradesh assembly takes a decision," a bench comprising justices HL Dattu and SA Bobde said, nearly four months after the apex court dismissed another plea against Telangana creation on similar grounds.

The bench declined the plea of advocate P V Krishnaiah that the apex court should consider his petition as the Andhra Pradesh High Court has dismissed the issue raised by him on merits.

The apex court said he was at liberty to withdraw the petition and could approach the appropriate forum after the state assembly and the Centre take a decision on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh for creation of Telangana.

The apex court had on August 26, 2013 also termed as "premature" the petition filed by the lawyer against the proposed creation of the new state of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, which is yet to get Parliament's nod.

The Union cabinet on December 5, 2013 gave the go ahead for the creation of 10-district Telangana as the country's 29th state. The PIL had said the proposal for the creation of Telangana was political as in the past the demand for it has been rejected twice.

Further, the advocate said the decision has also resulted in a hostile environment in the state.

The petitioner said there has been a demand for bifurcating other states but the Centre has not accepted it because of political considerations. 


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