Arvind Kejriwal govt moves Supreme Court over power tussle with LG

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Delhi government has approached the Supreme Court in ongoing tension with the office of Lieutenant Governor over decision making powe.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led government has sought setting up of a larger bench of the High Court.

According to ANI, as of now, the two judge bench of Delhi High Court headed by Chief Justice Rohini is hearing the matter.

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In its petition, the Delhi government said that the issue involved interpretation of Article 239AA of the constitution regarding the authority of the LG office on the elected government.

Delhi government’s counsel, Indira Jaisingh, requested the apex court to decide if the batch of petitions on this matter should be heard by a larger bench since the matter raised substantial question of law of huge public significance.

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Supreme Court will hear the Delhi government plea on 18 April.

Kejriwal government has been at loggerheads with Najeeb Jung on several issues including the right to appoint civil servants and take key policy decisions.

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Jung, who reports to the central government via the Ministry of Home Affairs, has in the past declared many decisions of AAP government, null and void.

More to follow

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