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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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