Supreme Court to hear Telangana State arguments

Supreme Court to hear Telangana State arguments
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A bench comprising Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Sivakirti Singh, which heard the Krishna Waters Tribunal case here on Wednesday, agreed to the appeal of the Telangana State government that its detailed argument should be heard and adjourned the case to April 13.

KRISHNA WATER TRIBUNAL CASE

New Delhi: A bench comprising Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Sivakirti Singh, which heard the Krishna Waters Tribunal case here on Wednesday, agreed to the appeal of the Telangana State government that its detailed argument should be heard and adjourned the case to April 13.

Senior counsel Vaidyanathan arguing on behalf of the Telangana State government, said the stand of the Centre that the water share must be reviewed only between the two Telugu States and within the earlier allotted share of Andhra Pradesh was wrong.

Neither the Parliament nor the Supreme Court and not even the Centre had any right to decide in this matter, he said. It was the responsibility of the Centre to resolve the dispute within an year of the bifurcation, but failed to do so. The Centre was suffering from a lack of application of mind and it was evident in its silence in this regard within the first year of the bifurcation.

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