Andhra Pradesh

Naidu sees conspiracy in division of High Court at a short notice

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The move will only benefit Jagan, he says

Two days after President Ramnath Kovind issued gazette notification constituting High Court of Andhra Pradesh seated at Amaravati to function with effect from January 1, 2019, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said, “It came as a rude shock.”

Suspecting political motives behind the “sudden bifurcation” of the High Court, Mr. Naidu expressed the view that the division “would benefit YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy”.

The corruption cases pending against Mr. Jagan were about to go for trial shortly. The exercise would bring it “back to Square One” with the division, as the judge hearing the cases would be transferred. Also, some cases would remain with the Telangana High Court, he said.

Yes, it was a fact the State government had been asking for a division of the High Court. But, the Centre did not discuss the matter while issuing the notification. A fortnight or a month’s time should have been given. Even the judges and employees would have to shift to Andhra Pradesh lock stock barrel within a short notice. “Is it a ploy against us or a plan to cause embarrassment to the State government?” he questioned.

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