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Stay on Amethi renaming

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed the Uttar Pradesh government's July 1 notification creating a new district containing Amethi and two tehsils of Sultanpur district and two of Rae Bareli district.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2010 01:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed the Uttar Pradesh government's July 1 notification creating a new district containing Amethi and two tehsils of Sultanpur district and two of Rae Bareli district.

The new district was to be named Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar after the Dalit icon and grandson of Maratha king Shivaji. Amethi and Rae Bareli are the Lok Sabha constituencies of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and party chief Sonia Gandhi, respectively.

The bench observed that creation of a district was a big event and could not be done in a haste, overlooking or underestimating the requirement of providing necessary infrastructure.

First Published: Aug 19, 2010 01:47 IST