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AP High court rejects TDP's plea

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, , Oct 26 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh High Court today rejected the plea of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders for a direction to the Central Government to intervene in exercise of power vested in it under article 355 of the Constitution.

The Constitution provides for central intervention with the affairs of a State Government under article-355 whenever there is external aggression or whenever it is felt that the affairs of the Government were not conducted in accordance with the Constitution.

TDP leaders N Janardhan Reddy and Kadiam Srihari filed a joint writ petition, questioning the illegal land transactions for the construction of outer ring road.

They alleged large scale irregularities in the acquisition of land.

The Division Bench headed by the Chief Justice G S Singhvi, while rejecting the amendment application observed that as of now, no prima facie case had been established to show that the Government is not running on Constitutional lines. The existing prayers made by the petitioners were sufficient to meet the situation.

The request made by the petitioners is illusionary, the Bench headed.


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