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HC dismisses plea against Guv action on assembly dissolution

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The High Court

Friday dismissed pleas seeking to declare as unconstitutional the action of the on dissolution of the Telangana assembly on the Cabinet's advice without ascertaining the views of the members of the

A division bench, comprising and Justice S V Bhatt, observed that there was no merit in the petitioners' contentions.

Once the election notification has been issued, it is not proper for the court to interfere with the democratic process, the bench said.

The bench heard the petition filed by senior and former D K and two others.

It also declined to interfere with the notification issued on September 6 dissolving the and also the election notification for publishing the schedule of elections in the state.

in her petition alleged that that the had dissolved the assembly in a huff and such action is not in public interest.

She elaborated the likely consequences of earlier elections on the exchequer.

The bench observed that the elected government had absolute majority in the state assembly and its recommendations were accepted by the

Such discretionary order cannot be interfered with under Article 226 of the Constitution, the court observed.

The assembly was dissolved on September 6 almost eight months ahead of completion of its tenure.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 17:30 IST