Further extending the status quo on the three capital issue, Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday state that it would hear the petitions from Tuesday on daily basis. Hearing the petitions filed over shifting the state capital from Amaravati via video conference, the bench today accepted to hear the petitions filed over special status.
On this note, the court noted that a total of 223 petitions have been filed so far amongst which 189 are regarding the stay including that of Amaravati Rythu Parirakshana Vedika and former Telugu Desam Party MLA Sravan Kumar. Further, the court stated that it decided to hear 34 petitions in advance instead of the 189 petitions filed for stay.
While advocate General Shriram Subramaniam argued on behalf of the state government, Supreme Court advocate Shyam Diwan appeared for the Amaravati farmers. With this, it has been the fifth time the High Court extended the status quo on Amaravati after a batch of petitions filed by Rajadhani Rythu Parirakshana Samithi, seeking a stay on the implementation of the gazette notification issued by Jagan-led state government.
It can be noted that the Supreme Court refused to hear the petition filed by the Andhra Pradesh government against the High Court’s interim orders.