Digital Desk, New Delhi. A Supreme Court bench on Monday recused itself from hearing the matter related to the distribution of Krishna water dispute among Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and A.S. After being called for hearing the matter, Bopanna told the lawyer that he belonged to Maharashtra and Karnataka.
As the counsel for the state government involved in the matter argued that they had no objection to the bench hearing the matter, the judges said that earlier Supreme Court judge Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar recused themselves from the case for similar reasons. “We do not want to allow ourselves to be the target of the culprits,” the bench said.
The bench further said that it is better that the matter be taken up for hearing by a separate combination of judges. Now, the matter is before Chief Justice N.V. Raman, so that it can be assigned to some other combination of judges.
The Andhra Pradesh government had earlier claimed that the Telangana government was depriving it of its legitimate share of water for drinking and irrigation and this was unconstitutional and illegal. Andhra Pradesh, in its petition, said that Telangana was refusing to comply with the decisions taken in the Apex Council constituted under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, directions of the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) constituted under the Act and the Centre’s directions. Is.
The petition states that under section 87(1), the Board can exercise jurisdiction only in respect of such aspects as have been notified by the Centre, but so far no such notification has been issued. The plea argued that with no progress on notification of jurisdiction of KRMB, Telangana is seriously affecting the supply of water to Andhra Pradesh for irrigation and other purposes by the acts of its commission.
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