"Many petitions are pending in the Supreme Court against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Constitutional and legal experts have already expressed the view that the AP Reorganization Bill is unconstitutional. Let the Supreme Court first pronounce whether or not the Bill is constitutional," TDP politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said in a statement.

Only the Supreme Court was empowered to determine whether any law passed by the Parliament is legal and constitutional, the Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council pointed out.

Noting that the AP Reorganization Bill was not an ordinary one, Yanamala said the Centre should tread cautiously while sending it to the President for assent.
"The Centre should not hurriedly fix the appointed date for the new state to come into being. It should go ahead only after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Bill," Yanamala said.


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