HC notices to AG

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 22:10

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday
issued notices to the Attorney General and the UP Solicitor
General on a petition seeking declaration of the posts of
Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers as unconstitutional.

The petition, filed by lawyer Ashok Pandey, contends
since the concept of "Council of Ministers" has been enshrined
in the Constitution, the appropriate word to call a person is
"Minister".

Therefore, the posts of Cabinet, State and Deputy
Ministers should be declared unconstitutional, it says.

The Lucknow Bench of the Court has granted two week`s
time to Central and state governments for filing replies, the
petitioner said.

A Division Bench comprising Justices Amitava Lal and
Ritu Raj Awasthi has admitted the petition for hearing, he
said.

The petitioner said he had also prayed that all the
ministers of Central and state governments should be treated
equally.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 22:10

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