Hyderabad: Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh blamed the NDA government for failing to divide the High Court between Telangana state and AP.
Responding to observations that the High Court issue was not dealt properly in the AP Reorganisation Act, Mr Ramesh explained that the Congress kept six months deadline to complete the formalities.
After the bifurcation, he said both states should have their own judiciary and the onus is on the Centre to expedite the process. Dr Ramesh was in the city to launch his book on the bifurcation of AP.
Explaining his thoug-hts about bifurcation, Mr Ramesh said that Bhadrachalam temple was included in Telangana due to objections from Telangana leaders that AP already had two major pilgrim centres in the form of Tirumala and Srisailam.
Meanwhile, TJAC chairman Prof. Kodandaram criticised Andhra Pradesh leaders for claiming that the bifurcation was done unscientifically.
“The Congress high-command gave ample time for AP leaders to give their wish-list at the time of bifurcation. But they did not utilise the opportunity and focused only creating hurdles for the formation of Telan-gana,” he said.
Former Congress MP Undavalli Arun Kumar faulted his party high-command for not taking AP politicians into confidence while dividing Andhra Pradesh....