The Telangana state legislative Assembly and Council passed unanimous resolutions on Wednesday urging the Centre to set up a separate High Court for Telangana at the earliest.
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao moved the resolution in the Assembly calling for bifurcation of the united High Court located in Hyderabad in accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and the Constitution of India.
The resolution was supported by the entire oppostion including Congress, BJP, CPI, CPM, MIM and others. The members said bifucarion of the High Court should take place at the earliest. With all the parties supporting it, the resolution was adopted unanimously.
The chief minister said he was moving the resolution as Union minister for law DV Sadananda Gowda, during his recent visit to Hyderabad, said that steps for setting up a separate High Court would be initiated after submission of proposal by the Telangana government. Gowda said in the Lok Sabha the day before that Telangana was going to have a separate High Court soon.
The Legislative Council too unanimously adopted a similar resolution. Law minister A Indrakaran Reddy moved the resolution pointing out that Section 31 of AP Reorganisation Act 2014 enabled both states to have separate High Courts. It is likely that the resolutions will be forwarded to the Centre in the next couple of days.
In the evening, the chief minister held consultations with the advocate-general on the issue.
Later in the day, Chandrasekhar Rao met High Court chief justice KJ Sengupta for nearly two hours and discussed the matter.
Source: The New Indian Express