By SUNIL Sonkar
New Delhi, September 1 — Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati again wins politically Wednesday when Supreme Court vacated the stay order of Allahabad High Court on the creation of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar district by renaming Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of which is represented by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Supreme Court decides the matter favoring Mayawati government on the ground that a petition similar to this was earlier dismissed by the high court.
A bench comprising Justices R V Raveendran and H L Gokhale said that the interim order passed by high court bench on August 18 should take into account the earlier order of its bench dated August 11.
The bench said, “Judicial propriety demanded that the high court should have considered the final judgement of August 11. It could not have taken a different stand.”
UP government moved the Supreme Court challenging the interim order of August 18 by the Lucknow Bench of the high court. The order of the bench stayed restoration of the new district till March 31, 2010 or till further orders.
The new district includes in it five tehsils of Sultanpur and Rae Bareli districts that is a part of Amethi constituency.
On May 21, 2003, Mayawati ordered the formation of this new district but after a change of guard, rival Mulayam Singh Yadav on November 23, 2003 scrapped it.