HYDERABAD: Blaming both Telangana and AP governments for the delay in bifurcation of the High Court, the BJP Legal Cell staged a dharna here on Wednesday demanding both sides to step up efforts to expedite the process of bifurcation.
Speaking on the occasion, BJP leader N Ramachandra Rao rubbished the allegations that the Centre was impeding the process of division of the high court. ‘’In fact, law minister Sadananda Gowda and his predecessor Ravi Shankar Prasad have written letters to the Chief Justice of India urging for the same,” he pointed out.
A section of advocates, which are siding with the ruling party in Telangana, was spreading canards rather than exerting pressure on the state government to do the needful, he alleged.
Besides, he said only if the High Court was divided then the Bar Council could be split between the two states according to the Advocates Act.
He found fault with the Telangana Advocates’ JAC suddenly calling off the three-day protest in response to chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s appeal. ‘’The issue was not discussed and it was taken in a haste by some advocates close to KCR,” he alleged.