Amway India on Friday virtually begged the Andhra Pradesh High Court to give more time to enable it to bring a senior counsel from New Delhi to argue in the writ petition filed by it.
It may be recalled that Amway filed a writ petition challenging the Government Order (G.O.) issued by the Andhra Pradesh State Government banning the advertisements by Amway India in any media.
Corporate Frauds Watch filed an implead petition in the same writ.
The Larger Bench of the High Court heard the arguments of Amway’s counsel but not without caustic remarks.
The Amway’s counsel, placing his arguments before the High Court, started narrating the business model of Amway India to which the Large Bench objected saying the counsel is trying to convince the High Court that the business model of Amway is not a money circulation scheme. “The Bench won’t reopen the case which was already concluded, “ the counsel was told.
The counsel admitted openly for the first time that Amway was not granted any stay orders to misuse or abuse its position. The Bench wondered then how come the Amway is still advertising in all types of the media.
The helpless counsel then appealed to the Larger Bench to give time to bring a senor counsel from New Delhi to argue on behalf of Amway. The Bench wondered that in such case why the counsel started the narration of the scheme in the first place.
The dumb stuck counsel virtually begged the Larger Bench to give time to bring the senior counsel Harish Salve from New Delhi. After much deliberation the Larger Bench agreed to give time but confirmed the next date to September 13.