On 03.05.2017, Mr Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General appearing for the Union of India, State of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra undertook to file a counter-affidavit within six months. The other States of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were also directed to file the counter-affidavits within six months. Mr R.S. Puri, Mr K.V. Vishvanathan, Mr Siddharth Luthra and Mr Tapesh Kumar Singh were impleaded in the matter and scheduled to be heard in subsequent hearings.