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Writ petition against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh filed in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - 11:10pm IST | Agency: PTI

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Seemandhra Lawyers' Joint Action Committee Co-Convener M Subba Rao along with other bar association presidents filed a writ petition today in the Supreme Court of India against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

In a writ petition, which is expected to come up for hearing on March 7, Rao alleged that the central government carried out the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, against rules laid down by the Constitution of India. He alleged that neither was the law followed nor were considerations of the Sri Krishna Committee appointed by the government for bifurcation of state, taken into account. He said when approached twice Supreme Court, it said it was not time to intervene in the case, (on November 18, 2013 and February 7,2014. "Today we filed the petition, and mentioned the points raised against the bifurcation process. We expect some directions from the Supreme Court in this regard.

"In our writ petition, we mentioned how law and order powers of two states (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) were given to the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, without addressing concerns of the two regions and their people during the bifurcation of state," Rao said.

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