Central government needs to look at Telangana Appointed Day: HC


TRS party official representative Jagadeeshwar Reddy has lodged a petition in the High Court today to pre-pone the Telangana Appointed Day from June 2nd to May 17th or 18th. The petitioner and the TRS party have argued that due to the annulment of Andhra Pradesh assembly, which was announced by the Central Cabinet on the 28th of April, the State will witness a situation where the elections results and the winning party would be clear on the 16th of May, but due to having June 2nd as the Appointed Day, the State may have to remain without a government for 17 days.

As the results for total 294 assembly seats of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh will have been declared on the 16th of May, formation of government becomes mandatory, but because Telangana Appointed Day is on June 2nd, a United AP government cannot be formed. Such a vacuum and a forceful enforcement of Governor’s rule may create Constitutional problems to the creation of Telangana state, that too, after a clarity on the public mandate already having emerged on the 16th of this month.

Having heard the arguments on the House Motion petition the High Court has felt that the case has merit and needs to be looked into immediately. The Appointed Day was declared at a time when the Assembly was existing. But as soon as the assembly is annulled, the sanctity of the Appointed Day also becomes meaningless, the Court felt. The Court has also instructed that the Central Government needs to look into the matter immediately.

Medaram Jathara

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