Like the other 63 times previously, Jagan-led Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday got a High Court jolt. Issuing a stay on Decentralization of development and CRDA repeal bill till August 14, AP High Court instructed the government to file a reply counter.
A division bench comprising justices Rakesh Kumar, A V Sesha Sai and M Satyanarayana Murthy who heard the batch of petitions filed by Amaravati Parirakshana Samiti passed the order. Shyam Diwan and Muralidhar were present on behalf of the petitioners.
Ordering the status quo, the court considered the Government Advocate General’s plea and gave ten days time to file its counter. The case was posted to August 14 for further hearing.
Reportedly four petitions are filed by the committee as of Monday while seeking a stay on the implementation of the gazette notifications turns out to be crucial.
The petitioner also requested the High Court to stall the shifting of the Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister’s Office, High Court and state secretariat from Amaravati.
The legality of the reports of the expert committee led by retired IAS officer G N Rao and the high-powered committee comprising ministers and senior bureaucrats were also questioned in the petitions filed.