The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, cleared with an 83-45 vote in Rajya Sabha, says that “government” in Delhi will now refer to the L-G in the context of all laws passed in Delhi, and the opinion of the L-G will be mandatory before any executive action is taken.
“The BJP has been sending volunteers door-to-door across localities telling people that it will be better for the L-G to rule Delhi and not an elected government." said AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj
Two days after the Supreme Court’s judgment on the power tussle in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party government on Friday went on an overdrive to clear a slew of projects, including doorstep delivery of ration and funds to complete the much-delayed Signature Bridge.
The control over ACB was the first of many issues on which the AAP government had a face-off with the Centre. The ACB, which is under the state government’s vigilance department, gets its officers from Delhi Police, and has the power to register FIRs on alleged corruption cases and make arrests.
In a 535-page verdict on Wednesday, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court laid down that though Delhi cannot be accorded the status of a state, the L-G has no independent decision-making power and has to act on the aid and advice of the council of ministers.
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that though Delhi cannot be accorded the status of a state, the L-G has no independent decision making power and has to act on the aid and advice of the elected government.
The Centre, however, admitted that the Delhi L-G will not be able to exercise the power of referring the state government’s decisions to the President “in a routine manner” following the Supreme Court’s judgement.
The Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, saying the real powers of governance of Delhi rest with the elected representatives and the Lieutenant Governor is bound to act on the aid and advice by the council of ministers.
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 05:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies
In the Supreme Court’s verdict on the power tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra held that the Lieutenant Governor did not have independent decision-making powers, and was bound to act on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.The SC was ruling on a batch of appeals filed by Kejriwal’s government challenging the Delhi High Court’s order holding the L-G as the administrative head of the national capital. Both the Centre, with the L-G at the helm, and the Delhi government have been locked in a bitter power tussle ever since the AAP swept to power in Delhi in 2015.Here are the live updates:
The face off between the Centre, through the LG, and the Kejriwal led state government turned into a long drawn bitter battle 2015 onwards when the AAP returned to power with a massive win of 67 of the 70 assembly seats.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet ministers’ sit-in protest at the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office entered its fourth day on Thursday.Kejriwal, along with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, public works department minister Satyendar Jain and development minister Gopal Rai, have been camping out at Raj Niwas since Monday. The Delhi CM said they would not leave Baijal’s office until their demands were met. The demands include a direction to IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their “strike”, action against officers who have struck work for “four months” and approval to his government’s proposal for doorstep delivery of ration to the poor.