SC issues notice to Centre on Delhi government’s 7 appeals against HC order giving primacy to L-G

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Published: September 9, 2016 1:29:12 PM

Supreme Court, has issued a notice to the central government in a hearing on September 9, on the seven appeals filed by Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government against the Delhi High Court verdict which said that the Lieutenant Governer is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory (NCT).

arvind kejriwal, najeeb jung, lg, delhi govt, delhi government, delhi, supreme court, sc verdict, delhi lg, delhi verdict kejriwal, delhi union territory, lg powersArvind Kejriwal-led AAP government had challenged the Delhi HC judgment that had ruled that Delhi will still be a Union Territory and the Lieutenant Governer will be its administrative head.(Source: PTI)

Supreme Court, has issued a notice to the central government in a hearing on September 9, on the seven appeals filed by Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government against the Delhi High Court verdict which said that the Lieutenant Governer is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory (NCT). The Apex court has given six weeks to the central government to file a response in the case and has kept the next date of hearing on November 15. A counsel representing the Delhi government had told the Supreme Court that SLPs had been filed against the HC judgement.

The AAP government had challenged the HC judgment that had ruled that Delhi will still be a Union Territory and the Lieutenant Governer will be its administrative head. The Delhi government had filed the original suit where they demanded complete administrative control of the state, on June 29 but the SC had adjourned it. AAP then informed the Supreme Court that it will file a Special leave Petition (SLP) against the Delhi High Court order within a week. The apex court had said that it will hear AAP government’s suit and the SLPs against HC judgment on the interpretation of Constitution of India’s Article 239 AA.

Earlier, the Delhi CM in the series of tweets had condemned the issue, “Why centre not clearing names suggested by SC collegium? Does centre want BJP lawyers to be appointed as HC judges?… Shocking how centre interfering in the judiciary and stalling it.”

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