Supreme Court today refused to stay tabling of the Telangana bill in Parliament, saying that it is not going to interfere at this stage.
A bench consisting of justices H L Dattu and S A Bobde refused to pass directions to the Centre on a bunch of petitions challenging the formation of new state of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh.
As per the reports court clarified that the averment made in the writ petitions are not fit to be entertained now and it is open to be entertained at an appropriate stage. The bench passed the brief order refusing to stay tabling after hearing all the petitioners for one and a half hours.
Those who are opposing the proposed creation of Telangana is seeking stay of tabling of the bill saying that there was all likelihood that the bill will be tabled in Parliament on February 10 and if it becomes a law, it will become an irreversible process. They also submitted that since the Andhra Pradesh assembly has unanimously rejected the draft bill, it should not be allowed to be tabled in the same form.
Meanwhile Union cabinet gave its green signal to the Telangana bill. Reports says that the approval came after a two-hour long meeting held at the PM's 7 Race Course Road residence.