In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court today ruled that the Delhi Lieutenant Governor doesn’t have independent decision making powers and that he is bound to act on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers. The ruling came as a major victory for the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government which has been in a constant tug of war with the L-G over final saying. The apex court, however, said that the Ministers must communicate with the L-G about the decisions they are taking. It added that except for three issues — land, police and public order, the Delhi government has the power to legislate and govern on other issues. Within minutes, CM Kejriwal termed the verdict a “big victory for the people of Delhi and democracy”.