Apex court to take up Andhra resignations crisis

New Delhi, Jan 27 (Calcutta Tube) The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear a lawsuit alleging there was a constitutional crisis in Andhra Pradesh because 139 legislators from various parties had submitted their resignations over the issue of creating a separate state of Telangana.

Andhra Pradesh has 294 legislators.

Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan agreed to hear the suit on Feb 1 after former MP M. Narayan Reddy said there was a constitutional crisis because assembly speaker N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was ‘sitting over the resignations’ without either accepting or rejecting them.

The lawsuit sought the apex court’s intervention to solve the crisis.

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