Lok Sabha member Kalvakuntla Kavitha today blamed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for "delay" in bifurcation of the High Court, and also said she sees "political conspiracy" in provisional allocation of judges between Telangana and AP.
She said the central government has for the past two years been saying they have written to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu but the latter has conveyed that "we don't have a place for (establishing) separate High Court".
The daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the TRS government has offered to give space for Andhra Pradesh government to establish HC but "they are not agreeing for that".
She recalled that TRS has been claiming during its 15-year agitation demanding statehood for Telangana that "there have been many instances where courts (in the undivided Andhra Pradesh) have unduly favoured Andhra people because courts are filled with Andhra judges."
"Now, what we believe is since BJP and TDP are in alliance (both at the Centre and in Andhra Pradesh), they are basically trying to complicate the issue which is not so complicated. It's now completely Chandrababu Naidu's action which is pending. He has to basically accept proposal given by either the Telangana government for a separate building or he has to show his own space," Kavitha told PTI.
The Central government can then go ahead and convey it to the Chief Justice for him to notify to the President, who "will give a direction", she said.
On provisional allocation of judges between her state and Andhra Pradesh, Kavitha said: "...Now, some judge sitting in some nook and corner of Andhra, opts for a position in Andhra, what's the point of getting Telangana?
"So, strategically, what they are trying to do is...we have 335 judge posts in Telangana, out of which around 130 are vacant. So very strategically they are taking only 130 options from Andhra. So, all the 130 vacant positions in Telangana will be filled by Andhra judges."
"There are 100 vacant positions in Andhra. Now, who will go there? Why don't the Andhra judges want to serve in Andhra ? That's the question. Why do they opt to come to Telangana. We see a political conspiracy behind this. They want to control our (Telangana's) courts, they want to control our administration through indirect route because politically TDP (which is ruling in Andhra Pradesh) has lost existence in Telangana," she alleged.
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