CJI suggests TS and AP for amicable resolve through mediator on Water Dispute
The hearing on water dispute between Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana stand still as Chief Justice N.V.Ramana refused to hear the pleas of both the parties as he can not adjudicate in the matter because of his nationality belonging to Telugu states.
The CJI also suggested the counsels of both states to solve the dispute amicably with the help of the mediator. Justice Ramana wished to opt out of the Krishna River dispute. If both parties do not agree for this solution he transfers the case hearings to another bench, Justice Ramana said, posting the matter to Wednesday for hearing.
The Andhra Pradesh Government filed a petition against Telangana pointing out that the Telangana government was not following the directions of the Krishna River Management Board and the provisions of the AP reorganisation act. Telangana actions in this matter were both illegal and unjust, the AP Counsel said.
Telangana CM KCR has slammed the Andhra Pradesh government saying it was behaving in a high-handed manner on the Krishna River water dispute. Instead of playing the mediator, the Central Government was acting against the interests of Telangana, he alleged.