1. Arvind Kejriwal brings P Chidambaram on board, but why? Here is the reason

Arvind Kejriwal brings P Chidambaram on board, but why? Here is the reason

Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has got Congress leader P Chidambaram on board in its petition against High Court's ruling that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of Delhi.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 3, 2017 4:50 PM
Arvind Kejriwal and P Chidambaram. (PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has got Congress leader P Chidambaram on board in its petition against High Court’s ruling that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of Delhi. The petition has been filed in the Supreme Court. Chidambaram is one the nine lawyers who will present the case before a five-judge bench, as per a report by NDTV. Chidambaram believes that the Constitution does not make the Lt Governor the boss rather than the Delhi government. “I don’t think the Constitution makes the Lieutenant Governor supreme and the Government of National Council Territory of Delhi a toothless body,” he said while confirming that he is one of the lawyers in the case. A spokesperson when asked if Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s political attacks on Chidambaram will make things awkward, he said Chidambaram is knowledgeable in the Delhi government clash with Union of India and called him a true professional.

Earlier, when Arvind Kejriwal was an anti-corruption activist and the UPA government was in power, he kept attacking the Centre over corruption. Allegations were also made against Chidambaram, who was then a Cabinet minister. Congress leaders have mocked the Delhi CM for having to seek Chidambaram’s help. Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee took to Twitter and said,”After calling Mr.Chidambaram most corrupt & anti-people, shameless AAP wants 2 avail his services! Did @ArvindKejriwal go 2 brief him?”

However senior advocate of the Supreme Court Indira Jaising called the decision as healthy. She said,”It is very healthy that he is appearing and it isn’t the first time.” Notably, it is Indira Jaising who had earlier advised the Kejriwal government about constitutional matters, as per NDTV report. The Supreme Court began hearing the petitions on Thursday. Jaisingh too is one of the top lawyers appearing for the Delhi government. The others include Gopal Subaramaniam and Rajeev Dhawan. Subramanian appeared in the case Thursday while Chidambaram is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, the next date of hearing.

  1. Binoy Hoskote
    Nov 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm
    A PROFESSIONALLY REPUTED LAWYER IN PERSONAL LIFE CANNOT BE B ED CORRUPT WITHOUT SPECIFIC ISSUE-CHARGES... WILL YOU AS READER AGREE BEING B ED CORRUPT ? ..........................................THE SAME PERSON IN A DIFFERENT ROLE AS MINISTER BECOMES RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONES' CORRUPTION UNDER HIS CHARGE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY PERSONALLY CHARGED.... THAT DOESN'T BECOME A SWEEPING APPLICATION ON HIS PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL ROLE AS WELL. CONG. ARE FULL OF IMMATURE UNINTELLIGENT AND BRAINLESS PEOPLE LIKE AJAY MAKEN, SHARMISTHA AND SO MANY OTHERS WHO NOT TALK.
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      MIGHTY BOMBER
      Nov 4, 2017 at 12:45 am
      What Mr.Chidambaram or anyone else appearing for Delhi government should do : i) detail a list of legislation passed by Delhi assembly and sent to Governor, clearly mentioning the dates ii) detail the action taken by governor on each legislation iii)ask the court that if Governor is at par with President at centre, and if President is bound to give his assent third time compulsorily on a legislation passed by Parliament, why Governor of Delhi is not bound to give his assent to a legislation passed by assembly? Is Delhi outside India or Delhi assembly passed some inhuman legislation like de-monetisation? iv)make a statement before court--because public welfare is supreme, every legislation sent for nod from Governor should be returned from Governor office with a yes or no within a stipulated time frame, let's say not exceeding two months.
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        MIGHTY BOMBER
        Nov 4, 2017 at 12:47 am
        it is sent for nod "to" governor.
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        1. Binoy Hoskote
          Nov 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm
          239AA STIPULATES...IRRECONCIBLE DISPUTES BE REFERRED BY LG TO PRESIDENT-WHO'S TO TAKE ADV GEN SC -CJI OPINIONS IN WRITING ON ISSUE- COMMUNICATE BINDING DECISION FOR BOTH.PERSONAL MEETINGS-CLARIFICATIONS FROM BOTH SIDES ENTERTAINED BY PRES, TO DECIDE. SC JUDGES HAVE ALREADY OBSERVED (1) 239AA WRONGLY LOADED TO FAVOUR LG STEAD OF ELECTED PEOPLES GOVT..........................................(2) THAT LG. SEVERELY DEFAULTED NOT COMPLYING WITH 239AA STIPULATION STATED ABOVE WHILE CLAIMING IT'S REMAINING AUTHORITY ASSIGNED. ..........NOW WITH CHIDAMBARAM SPECIALIZE ON CONS UTIONAL MATTERS JOINING TO STRENGTHEN DELHI GOVT. BATTERY OF SR. ADVOCATES-MANY MORE LOOPHOLES CHEAPLY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OFF BY MODI GOVT's . POLITICAL VENDETTA THROUGH MHA LG WILL BE STRUCK OFF. .WHILE LG's RESPECTABILITY WILL BE CARED-FOR-HIS POWERS WILL BE CLIPPED STRAIGHT-JACKETED BY TIME-FRAME FOR EVERY ISSUE TO APPROVE ASSEMBLY MEASURES OR REJECT THEM FOR ADJUDICATION BY PRESIDENT FOR SOLUTION.
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          MIGHTY BOMBER
          Nov 4, 2017 at 12:45 am
          continued from above…. iv)ask court that if every action of Delhi government needs a nod from Governor, then isn't this an irony in democracy ? What is the need of government at all if democratic government cannot take decision for public welfare? v)Mr.Chidambaram could announce in court that, "if his party forms a government or is a part of any government at centre in future, then his party will make sure that un-necessary extraordinary authority of Delhi Governor is curtailed for smooth functioning of government." Already democracy in India is in shambles because ordinary citizen is restricted to voting, that too only once in five years. Therefore, welfare of ordinary citizen is of utmost importance party politics cannot override matters of public welfare.
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          1. Sukumaran Thampi
            Nov 3, 2017 at 8:06 pm
            Professionals need not be pure in character as per divine standards : everyone knows the profession of a Lawyer depends often on logical lies What is more important is the lawyers' re tion and effectiveness in arguing in the court for the cause. Yogi Aurobindo Ghosh said, "Shakespeare was a womaniser, but that did not affect his re tion as the greatest dramatist of his times."
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              Hari
              Nov 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm
              Now Kejriwal has no principle when he is taking help of corrupt Chitambaram to whom he abused in past. Congress leaders are also characterless. SC should not entertain such superfluous cases where there is no dispute. Kejriwal is wasting public money by filing such cases in different courts.
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                Shreeram Bhagat
                Nov 4, 2017 at 11:49 am
                BJP is as characterless as Congress. There is no difference between the two. One protects the other, when in power. We should give chances to the new political alternative AAP, because their main focus on reforming Education and Health sectors, the basic needs of common man.
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                1. Binoy Hoskote
                  Nov 5, 2017 at 6:56 pm
                  YOU ARE AN UNEDUCATED FOOL. KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT THE SUBJECT YOU THINK WRITING ANY CARRIES WEIGHT? NO. WHAT STANDS OUT IS YOU ARE FULL OF CRAP.
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                  SK Iyer
                  Nov 3, 2017 at 6:04 pm
                  The reason is, Mr Chidambaram is a professional lawyer. Even the political mockers know this, but then mocking is their second-nature. The corrupt are always corrupt.
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