The Centre today said it has no role in creation of a new High Court for Telangana and cautioned the state government that blaming the Narendra Modi government on the issue was “unacceptable and intolerable”.
“Its not in our hands. Creation of new High Court for Telangana its in the hands of Chief Minister and Chief Justice of that High Court (which is common for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and has not been bifurcated after the erstwhile state’s division in June 2014),” Law Minister D V Sadandanda Gowda told PTI.
“If the Chief Minister provides all the infrastructure and other things, rest of the things High Court will take care. Simply putting the blame on the Centre, its not fair on anybody…even the Chief Minister or anybody of Telangana this (delay in bifurcating HC) is because of the Central government, its quite unacceptable and its intolerable,” Gowda said over phone when contacted.
Earlier today, TRS MP K Kavitha alleged that the Centre was “insensitive” in not bifurcating the High Court here following division of undivided Andhra Pradesh and said her father and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao even proposed to hold a protest in Delhi.
Asked about this, Gowda said, “For no reason, if he holds a dharna, people will evaluate the dharna.”
“Central government has no role to play (in bifurcation of HC). Unnecessarily blaming the central government is not fair. Its not in our hands. But unnecessarily blaming the central government, its not fair on the part of the Chief Minister or any persons of Telangana government,” the Union Minister said.
“Judiciary is independent. We give maximum respect to Judiciary. Their independence cannot be encroached upon by the Executive at any point of time,” he added.