AP Capital affair in High Court of Andhra Pradesh:
The AP Capital affair was heard in the High Court. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice AK Goswami, Justice Joymalya Bagchi, and Justice N.Jayasuriya heard the petitions challenging the decentralization and abolition of CRDA laws. Senior lawyers appeared for the petitioners. The lawyers explained to the court that the Capital is a key issue for the people of Andhra Pradesh. Now that the government has brought the issue of three Capitals to the fore again, he said there was a need for an in-depth inquiry into the matter as it is an important issue for the people of Andhra Pradesh.
They thought that the trial was being disrupted by a video conference. Some lawyers said they had to come from delhi. They said, “there was a corona second-wave outbreak” and they asked for an opportunity to hear arguments in compliance with the rules and to conduct the investigation according to schedule.
AG (Advocate General) S. Sriram argued on behalf of the Government. He said there was an urgent need to hold an inquiry into these petitions. The trial schedule was finalized and a limited number of lawyers were asked to conduct the trial in a hybrid manner. Petitions for allotment of houses in the Capital area were asked to be heard separately.
Responding to the AG’s arguments, the tribunal said that there was a series of holidays in the second week of April and that the trial would continue after the schedule was finalized. At the request of AAG Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy, the next hearing on the petitions was adjourned to May 3 without any trouble for summer vacation.