Justice R. Subhash Reddy of the High Court on Tuesday did not suspend the orders of the government by which elections to many Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) were stayed by the State government.
All the cases have been listed on February 6 for the government’s counter.
The Andhra Pradesh government had stayed the elections to many PACS in the State on various grounds, including law and order problem.
About 30 writ petitions were filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court by the members of PACS challenging the stay orders passed by the government.
They contended that the government does not have the power to pass such orders. Justice Reddy asked the government to file counter affidavits and adjourned the cases to next Wednesday.
Case on Botcha’s daughter’s wedding
Justice L. Narasimha Reddy adjourned the case filed seeking a direction to the State government to furnish information with regard to the expenditure incurred for providing transport, security and accommodation to the guests who attended the wedding of daughter of PCC chief B. Satayanarayana recently.
The judge was dealing with a writ petition filed by the ‘Congress Secular Hindu Forum,’ which contended that government resources were misused for the marriage.
Since there was no information forthcoming, they were approaching the court, the forum said.
This alone could facilitate appropriate proceedings in this regard. The judge asked the government pleader to obtain instructions on the matter and adjourned the case.