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SC Dismisses AP Government’s Challenge of AP High Court Direction to Remove YSRCP Party Flag Colors from Panchayat Buildings [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Jun 2020 1:04am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary SC Dismisses AP Government’s Challenge of AP High Court Direction to Remove YSRCP Party Flag Colors from Panchayat Buildings [READ ORDER]

A Full Bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao and comprising Justices Krishna Murari and S. Ravindra Bhat had on June 03, 2020, dismissed the Andhra Pradesh Government’s Challenge of Andhra Pradesh High Court judgment dated March 10, 2020. In that judgment, the Division Bench of Chief Justice J. K. Maheshwari and Justice Ninala Jayasurya had while entertaining PIL directed the Government to remove colors identical to that of the flag of YSRCP which is the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh. 

While dismissing the appeal of the Supreme Court had held that, “Executive orders are subjected to judicial review and the judgments of the courts which have become final should be followed by the compliance of the directions given therein. Any attempt to disobey the directions issued by courts would be subversive to the Rule of Law. Public confidence in the judiciary will be eroded if its orders are not obeyed.”


Background of the case: 

Writ Petition in the form of Public Interest Litigation had been filed by Muppa Venkateswara Rao seeking relief like Mandamus against the in-action of respondents in not restraining the ruling YSRC Party members (‘YSRCP’) in painting the Village Panchayat office building of Pallapadu village, Vatticherukuru Mandal, with the colors of its party flag. He had contended that such an act was unconstitutional, arbitrary, and illegal. The Court, while admitting the PIL on December 13, 2019, by way of interim relief, directed that the State Government to not paint the Government buildings with the colors of… Continue Reading...

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