AAP vs Centre tussle Highlights: Congress has almost refused alliance in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal
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AAP vs Centre tussle Highlights: Congress has almost refused alliance in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal

AAP vs Centre tussle updates: Two judges of the Supreme Court in their verdict on Tuesday gave power over Anti-Corruption Branch to the Centre and was divided on Services. Follow live updates here

By HT Correspondent | Feb 14, 2019 15:03 IST

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court in its order on the Aam Aadmi Party versus Centre case, is divided on Services—the power to appoint, post and transfer officials in Delhi administration— but agreed on Centre having control over Anti-Corruption Branch in Delhi

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2:25 pm IST

‘He has always been an anarchist’: BJP

BJP’s Sambit Patra said: “We can’t believe a democratically elected CM can use this type of language for Supreme Court. He has always been an anarchist; tampering with rules while putting constitution at stake is his method,” ANI reports.

1:18 pm IST

Forget PM, vote for full statehood to Delhi: CM to Delhiites

People of Delhi should not vote to elect a Prime Minister, they should vote to get full statehood. For that AAP must win all seats, says Kejriwal

1:15 pm IST

What kind of judgment is this, asks Delhi CM

What kind of judgment is this? The chief minister of Delhi can’t even shift a peon, says Delhi chief minister.

1:11 pm IST

Anti-BJP vote should not be divided: Kejriwal

It is important to put up a united front against the BJP in Lok Sabha elections. Anti-BJP vote should not be divided, Kejriwal said

1: 10 pm IST

CM on possible alliance with the Congress

On possible alliances for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Kejriwal said the Congress had “almost refused an alliance”

1:09 pm IST

Give all 7 Lok Sabha seats to AAP: Kejriwal

People of Delhi will decide now. In this Lok Sabha elections, give all seven Lok Sabha seats to AAP, whoo can fight for Delhi’s rights, Kejriwal said.

1.07 pm IST

‘This order is against the people of Delhi and the Constitution’

Delhi chief minister says the SC order is against the people of Delhi and the Constitution.

1.05 pm IST

How will the government run: Kejriwal

If an elected government can’t transfer officers, how will the government run, ask Arvind Kejriwal. “All power to transfer is with a party that won 3 seats in Delhi assemby.”

12:59 pm IST

We were hoping SC will give a clear decision: AAP

“The Delhi government completed four years today. Since it was formed, the Centre has been creating hurdles in the works of Delhi government. We were hoping that after four years, the SC will give a clear decision in the case,” AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj told the media here.

12:13 pm IST

BJP welcomes SC order

Delhi BJP welcomes SC verdict on division of powers between Delhi governmentt and the Centre, says AAP should humbly accept order.

12:07 pm IST

Arvind Kejriwal to address a press conference

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a press conference at 1 PM, the Aam Aadmi Party tweeted.

12:05 pm IST

On two key issues, SC rules in favour of CEntre

The top court ruled in favour of Centre on two issues – the key Anti-Corruption Bureau issue and the power to institute commission of enquiry.

Electricity and revenue departments (fixing of circle rates), posting and transfer of Grade 3 and Grade 4 officers, appointing special public prosecutor and appointment of directors in discoms will come under Delhi government.

11:40 am IST

AAP says SC judgment offers no clarity

Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party said it was unfortunate that there was no clarity in the Supreme Court judgement that delivered a split verdict.

People of Delhi will continue to suffer, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj told reporters

10:45 am IST

SC delivers split verdict on control of services, refers it to larger bench

The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on the contentious issue of control of services in the National Capital Territory in the tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre and referred the matter to a larger bench.

10:45 am IST

Supreme Court to deliver verdict on AAP vs Centre tussle today

Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan had ended hearings arguments on the nine petitions around the power tussle between the centre and the Arvind Kejriwal government nearly three months back.

Two judges of the Supreme Court will soon decide the Aam Aadmi Party’s challenge to the Centre’s orders stripping the city government of its powers over the anti-corruption branch, bureaucrats and more.