Central Ministers in India, whether of UPA, NDA or Congress or BJP genre, have one typical habit of washing off their hands from problems, by passing on the buck to somebody else, and exacerbating the problems by neglect. There is also another tribe of Ministers and Chief Ministers in States, who allow things to decay for some years, suddenly wake up, and push everybody on the field to extremities. One such example of the first tribe is Mr. Sadananda Gowda, Union Law Minister. The example for the second type is Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Click to go to businessstandard.com to study their report dated 28.6.2016 on the comments of Mr. Sadananda Gowda, Union Law Minister, in response to the scathing criticism and threats made by Ms. Kavitha, M.P., and daughter of Shri K. Chandra Sekhara Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana State.
Here are some quotes.
It is the responsibility of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to provide infrastructure for the high court.
The number of judges from Telangana in the high court is low compared to Andhra Pradesh. ... . The working strength from Andhra Pradesh is 18 and from Telangana it is three.
"...Bifurcation of common high court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is not in the central government's purview."
"... Rao (Mr. K. Chandrasekhara Rao) should not behave like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. ... If he does that, people will give him a befitting reply... "
"...It is the responsibility of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to provide infrastructure for the high court. ..."
"... The chief justice of the high court has to bifurcate the judges and the Chief Justice of India has to concur and then only the paper will be processed by the law ministry. The Centre currently has no role as far as formation of separate high court is concerned. ..."
"... Chief Justice of the high court and the Chief Minister should consult each other for appointment of judges to district courts and other lower courts. ..."
"...The number of judges from Telangana in the high court is low compared to Andhra Pradesh. ... . The working strength from Andhra Pradesh is 18 and from Telangana it is three. "
ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.
The problems of Residual Andhra Pradesh, the Union Government should have viewed and tried to solve with special attention, because it is the BJP and the Congress which have forcibly divided the United Andhra Pradesh, by passing Bifurcation BIll in Lok Sabha closing its doors, and TV Channel, and in Rajya Sabha, by making impractical assurances.
Neither the Lok Sabha Members nor the Rajya Sabha Members of both BJP and Congress seem to have read the contents of the Bifurcation Bill, but they chose to thrust it on the throats of the People of Residual Andhra Pradesh.
Having bifurcated the State in such China-butchery style, Congress has escaped from all its responsibilities, by losing power and by not getting the status of Recognised Opposition Party in Lok Sabha. BJP having come to power with full majority, now have an ethical if not legal duty to do justice to Residual Andhra Pradesh.
ABOUT BIFURCATION OF HIGH COURTS
BJP and the Central Govt. should have done the facilitating and follow-up work. Immediately after bifurcation became a reality, they should have requested the Supreme Court to take up the bifurcation of combined High Court, by separately allocating them funds of say Rs. 500 crore for construction of buildings, purchase of equipment, furniture, computer hardware and software, etc. etc. This they should have taken up on a war footing, and advised Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, to take up construction of temporary HIgh Court Buildings at Tirupati, pending his long term dreams of Singapore, China, Japan, London, World Bank, what not investors coming and building some World Class Hell at Amaravati.
WHY THE URGENCY
Mr. Chandrasekhara Rao, his nephew Harish Rao, his son K. Taraka Rama Rao, his daughter Kavita have a nasty habit of making all sorts rabble-rousing comments about Prime Ministers, Union Ministers, Andhra Pradesh Leaders, his own Opposition Leaders in Telangana. The previous Congress Government at Centre failed to check them, and in fact helped them to introduce their family dynasty in Telangana State. BJP Government at Centre, and its supported common Governor for both the States, failed to rein in the KCR family, probably because BJP was hoping for an alliance with TRS, which did not anyway materialise.
The lawyers and Judges of Telangana State have grievances, some of which may be genuine. For example, in combined HIgh Court of both States in Hyderabad, 18 judges were said to be from Andhra Region and just 3 judges were said to be from Telangana Region.
KCR family has habit of igniting and enflaming REGIONAL HATRED, which can be as harmful as COMMUNAL HATRED. Once people get REGIONAL HATRED injected into their heads, even the instigating leaders will not be able to control them. The only solution for removing the Regional Hatred is, to eliminate Regional Injustices which might have arisen owing to faulty system of recruitments, selections, appointments, at various levels.
Mr. Sadananda Gowda, cannot just blame the Independence of Judiciary and the Collegium System for REGIONAL IMBALANCES, CASTE IMBALANCES, RELIGIOUS IMBALANCES, DIRECT RECRUITMENT VS. PROMOTION IMBALANCES etc. which might have arisen during recruitments and promotions owing to corruption and nepotism in State Governments, Central Government, Judiciary and Collegiums.
ROLE OF MR. CHANDRA BABU NAIDU
He is unnecessarily linking the establishment of A.P. High Court with the construction of World Class A.P. Capital by some Singapore Crocodile or Vulture.
On 19th Oct. 2014 i.e. about two years back, in our blog post No. 376 Click here, if you wish to go to 376 , we have suggested as under:-
Our Governors, Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges, Central Ministers, State Ministers, Scientists of the Satellite Launching Complex, one and all, visit Tirumala and take a VIP/VVIP vision of Lord's darSan, at the earliest, immediately after getting their first appointment or promotion. I do not find fault with this, as I am too small a fry to do it and incur the wrath of Indians and Telugu people. After all, what for , we have an airport at RENigunTa (Tirupati)?
Yet, at the same time, won't it be apt that the Governor's Palace (rAj bhavan) of the Andhra Pradesh State, the new High Court of the State of Andhra Pradesh, if possible a South Indian Bench of the Supreme Court of India are established at RENi gunTa (Tirupati)?
On 3rd Oct. 2015 in post No. 577 we have again highlighted this "... If A.P. High Court and Raj Bhavan are established at Tirupati (Governors and Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges love Tirupati), it would have saved millions of Rupees. ...".
A.P. State Government could have taken on lease in Tirupati a building of S.V. University or TTD for temporarily locating the A.P. High Court. Then, A.P. Govt. should have allocated some Govt. land for construction of permanent buildings for A.P. High Court, and requested in 2014 itself the Central Govt. to release funds for TEMPORARY Buildings, and for PERMANENT BUILDINGS.
After completion of World Class Capital at Amaravati Capital Region as per the dreams of Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu somewhere in 2025, the A.P. Government should have considered shifting of A.P. High Court to Amaravati, IF AT ALL NEEDED.
Tirupati-Renigunta though situated at a corner of the State, the People of Residual Andhra Pradesh visit the City regularly for having the vision of Lord Venkateswara. This is apart from Supreme Court , High Court, Lower Judiciary Judges, Governors, IAS-IPS Officers, Industrialists, Film Stars, Cricketers, who not? Location of High Court at Tirupati, might have to some extent satisfied the people of Rayala Seema who seem to have a feeling that injustice is being done to them by Chandra Babu Naidu though he belongs to Rayala Seema. Same High Court Buildings can be used for the needs of Rayala Seema State, when a separate Rayala Seema State is formed.
EVEN NOW IT IS NOT TOO LATE
A.P. Government can get on lease, a building from Sri Venkateswara University or T.T.D. for temporary location of A.P. High Court. Then, it should request Central Government , Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of Combined Hyderabad High Court to form the Residual A.P. High Court immediately, and shift it to Tirupati, new Temporary Campus. Simultaneously, A.P. Govt. should request Central Govt. for Rs. 500 crore for permanent A.P. High Court Buildings in Tirupati, and start their construction immediately.
NEED FOR TRIFURCATION OF RESIDUAL ANDHRA PRADESH
I have earlier suggested that Residual Andhra Pradesh should be divided into three smaller States for administrative convenience, to save expenditure on hiring helicopters, chartered aircraft, and also bring Government to the doorsteps of the people. Several States in North East, Himachal Pradesh, etc. will be smaller than Rayala Seema, North Andhra, South Andhra.
Central Govt. cannot evade its fecilitative role, because it is the BJP and Congress, it is the Central Government, it is the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, which have imposed the punishment of bifurcation on the People of Residual Andhra Pradesh.
NEED FOR LEFTIST ALTERNATIVES
Somehow, I get an inescapable feeling that both Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu and Mr. Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy are in the grip of Realtors, and land sharks. They are irreparable. By 2019, the people of Andhra Pradesh should explore Leftist Alternatives.
To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.