Telangana law minister, A Indrakaran Reddy, on Sunday put the blame on the Andhra Pradesh government saying it was a deliberate attempt to delay the bifurcation of the High Court.
"When AP government can construct Secretariat and Assembly buildings in one year, why cannot they construct high court building? he asked.
To discuss the issue, IndraKaran Reddy on Sunday met Union minister of state for law and justice PP Chaudhary urging him to take necessary steps.
“The AP government has constructed its Assembly and Secretariat at Amaravati in record time. But it is delaying the process of construction of a building for High Court. Because of this, the bifurcation of the present common HC in Hyderabad is getting delayed,” Indrakaran Reddy was quoted as telling Chaudhary by The New Indian Express.
He explained that as per Section 31 of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, separate High Courts should be established for the two states.
He said that the separate High Courts for the two states has been a long-pending demand, and even Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao had brought it to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times in the past.
Meanwhile, Chaudhary on Sunday reportedly said that the Centre could not do much till the Andhra government completes the construction of the ‘Judicial City’ in Amaravati.
He was addressing a meeting organised by BJP Hyderabad president and MLC N. Ramachandra Rao, along with advocates.
According to Deccan Chronicle, in the meeting he said that the HC could not be divided or function separately unless land is given and buildings are constructed in the new Andhra capital.
“At best we can bring pressure and pump more funds to the AP government to complete the Judicial City so that steps can be taken by the Centre for the bifurcation of High Court,” he reportedly said.