A Division Bench of A.P. High Court comprising acting Chief Justice N. V. Ramana and Justice Vilas Afzulpurkar on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed challenging the continuance of Kiran Kumar Reddy as Chief Minister on the ground that he was nominated but not elected.
The Bench reprimanded the petitioner Uppu Venkata Ramana and imposed costs of Rs. 10,000. He maintained that the legislature party must elect the Chief Minster but, in this case, Mr. Reddy was made CM on the basis of a letter from Delhi.
The Bench said such actions shall be deprecated as the petition was filed without bonafides and there was no public interest.
‘No need to monitor Jagan case’
A Division Bench comprising Justice G. Rohini and Justice P. Naveen Rao dismissed a writ petition requesting the court to monitor the criminal case registered against Kadapa MP Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy. The writ petition was filed by T. Sriranga Rao, a practicing advocate. The Bench felt this case did not warrant such continuous monitoring and dismissed it.