Supreme Court refuses to take into consideration the petition of Andhra Pradesh government in the matter of 3 capitals
On Wednesday the apex court forbid to take into consideration the special leave petition filed by the state government challenging the order of the High Court to maintain the status quo on two new laws relating to the formation of three capitals in Andhra Pradesh ,an executive capital in Visakhapatnam, a legislative capital in Amaravati and a judicial capital in Kurnool. There with 55 PILs have been filed in the high court challenging the laws in concerned with the creation of three capitals and abolition of the Capital Region Development Authority.
A panel of three judges Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice MR Shah refused to interfere with the interim order passed by the High Court and asked for early disposal of the case. The bench was told that the main case is pending before the full bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, which will be heard on Thursday.
On part of Andhra Pradesh government ,Senior counsel Rakesh Dwivedi argued that the judiciary cannot decide from where the executive would function. He further contended, that this has stopped everything. Many preparations have to be done in this regard. Many steps have to be taken. It has never happened that the judiciary has decided from where the executive will work.
The state government filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that the High Court has issued an order prohibiting the implementation of gazetted notifications related to the abolition of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Territory Development Authority and the formation of three capitals for decentralized development.
On August 4, the Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered the status quo to be maintained on two new laws approving the formation of three capitals for the state i.e. ,an executive capital in Visakhapatnam, a legislative capital in Amaravati and a judicial capital in Kurnool.
Now, the hearing will proceed in High Court on Thursday , August 27 .
By Priya Kumari