Chattrapti Maharaj Nagar issue referred to larger bench

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has referred to a larger bench the issue of creation of new district Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, which includes Amethi parliamentary constituency.

The order was passed by a division bench comprising justices Pradeep Kant and Ritu Raj Awasthi on the PILs filed by different petitioners challenging the notification issued on July 1 last year, by which the new district came into existence.

It was alleged by some petitioners that without providing adequate infrastructure, creation of the new district was not proper.

The new district was created after taking five teshils, of which Salon and Tiloi were from Rae Bareli and Amethi, Gauriganj and Musafirkhana from Sultanpur district.

Amethi Parliamentary Constituency is represented by AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi.

The court referred the issue to the larger bench which would consider the matter in question.