While all eyes were on the High Court’s hearing on August 27th regarding the three capita issue, the HC on Thursday extended the status quo imposed on the decentralisation of development and CRDA repeal bills till September 21st.
Followed by a discussion with the tribunal, the three-judge bench stated that the court would hear AP capital petitions on a daily basis from September 21. While the apex court counsel Nitish Gupta filed a contempt of court petition on behalf of the petitioner, it was learnt that government’s plans to build a huge guest house at Kapuluppada in Visakhapatnam was referred by the petitioner.
Upon hearing the arguments, the High Court directed the CS to file a counterclaim by September 10. It can be noted that the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear the petition filed by the Andhra Pradesh government against High Court’s interim orders.
And it has been the third time HC 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.