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SC agrees to hear PIL opposing creation of Telangana

NEW DELHI, Feb 3:
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a PIL seeking to restrain the Centre from introducing a Bill in Parliament for the creation of Telangana state.
A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam listed the case for hearing on February 8 when it will look into the issue whether the Bill can be introduced in Parliament after its being rejected by Andhra Pradesh assembly.
“Within the provision of the Article 3, the President cannot recommend Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation  Bill, 2013 to introduce in Parliament contrary to the wish/resolution of the state assembly. Recommendation does not empower the President to accept the Bill against the resolution of the state House,” the petition, filed by an advocate M L Sharma, said.
He submitted any bifurcation of a state affects the life and liberty of the resident of the said state and it must be stopped.
“Despite defeat of said Bill in the assembly, the present executive politicians holding power in hand are bent upon to introduce it in the February 2014 last parliamentary session of the country, as parliamentary elections are to be held in the month of April/May and within this month the Election Commission will announce election gazette/notification for this,” the petition said. (PTI)

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