The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Centre and others on a bunch of petitions, including the one filed by former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Reddy, against creation of Telangana.
While desisting from any interim restraint order, a Bench led by Justice H L Dattu asked the central government and others to file their replies to the petitions in four weeks. The court also favoured interference of a Constitution Bench for hearing the issue and said the larger Bench can consider whether stay could be granted on bifurcation of the state.
There are around 18 petitions filed in the apex court challenging the bifurcation of the state.
On Thursday, Reddy moved the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to declare the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act for creation of Telangana as “unconstitutional for being violative of the basic structure of the Constitution of India”.