Let TS, AP sort out issues: Rajnath

TRS MPs raise demand for setting up separate High Court of Telangana again

Telangana Rashtra Samiti members in the Lok Sabha again on Thursday demanded setting up of a separate High Court in Telangana, with a Union Minister from the Telugu Desam Party urging the government to take early steps in this regard.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had to remind Y S Chowdary, a Minister of State, of his ministerial position before he stood to speak on behalf of the TDP to put forth his views.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made it clear that while the Telangana High Court would continue to function from the same complex, the Andhra Pradesh High Court would be shifted to a temporary location before a new complex was readied.

A P Jithendra Reddy (TRS) said till the two High Courts were not bifurcated, no judges should either be appointed or elevated.

To this, the Law Minister said that it was the prerogative of the Supreme Court collegium and that he could not give any assurance.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Chief Ministers of the two States should sit together and sort out the pending issues, except the one relating to the bifurcation of the High Courts.

The TRS MPs had on Wednesday trooped into the well of the House, showing placards and raising slogans demanding setting up of a High Court for Telangana.

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