On behalf of the Hyderabad Association, a mention was made by Mr Saurav Aggarwal, Advocate, before the Bench at 10.30 AM today.
Justice Misra asked for details and heard us patiently. He said we are free to file our pleadings in Delhi High Court, along with others. Upon enquiry, if the Order 'disposed of' may be elaborated, he smiled and asked LIC counsel Ashok Panigrahi what has he to say. Ashok said My lord their IA was for intervention and disposed of would only mean 'allowed'.
Then he directed Ashok to support and not oppose, our plea to Appear before Delhi HC. To that, Ashok agreed with a broad smile.
Finally Justice Misra asked our counsel, 'you file your pleadings claiming you are admitted by us and come back and mention before us if you face any problem'.
We left profusely thanking the Bench.
In effect in the place of the earlier order which said the 'IAs are disposed of', by virtue of today's open court directions, the Hyderabad Association stands as a party to the proceedings, on par with the other three original Respondents in LIC's three Civil Appeals.
We now move to Delhi High Court for further action.
I am in Delhi today & tomorrow to chalk out specific further actin program as per the mandate I got from Hyderabad Association.
Sreenivasa Murty M
Camp: New Delhi