SC rejects AP’s petition on 3 Capitals

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Andhra Pradesh government seeking to lift the stay order imposed by AP High Court on the 3 capitals bill.

Justice Ashok Bhushan, heading the 3-member bench hearing the petition refused to interfere in the High Court saying “Going by the nature of the case, it needs an early decision. Hence, cannot interfere in the High Court’s decision”, the bench observed adding that “the High Court also adjourned the case for 10 days on the plea of state government”.

The state government counsel Rakesh Dwivedi argued out that never in the past, courts have interfered in the matter of deciding the capital of a state. Justice Bhushan retorted saying if we allow you, everything thing will fall back and those approached the High Court may succeed.

Meanwhile, the counsel for the farmers Rohinton Fali Nariman informed the bench that the High Court is likely to hear the case on a daily basis from August 27 with an intention to decide the matter early besides, he pointed out that Amaravathi is continued to be the seat of the AP High Court as per the Presidential Order in vogue till date.

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