Shashi Tharoor, MP, has welcomed the Union government's decision to appoint a one-member commission to examine the demand for a High Court Bench in the State capital.

In a press note issued here on Monday, Mr. Tharoor thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Law Minister Veerappa Moily and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for their consideration of the demand. He expressed satisfaction that his year-long efforts to highlight the long-pending demand had finally yielded result. “It is a matter of happiness that the issue is moving towards a final solution,” he said.

The MP added that it was time the government and the mass organisations joined hands to make the dream of a High Court Bench a reality.