Arvind Kejriwal terms as “shameless” LG Najeeb Jung’s order revoking appointment of lawyers

"LG has shamelessly cancelled the appointments of all the advocates and passed an order in writing saying that the lawyers will be from the Central government's panel," said Arvind Kejriwal

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 5, 2016 9:46 pm
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal,  Supreme Court lawyers, Najeeb Jung, latest news, delhi news, India news,national news Delhi CM Arvind kejriwal said that the current move by the LG Najeeb Jung will allow the Centre to decide not only those who will represent them but those who will represent Delhi as well. (PTI Photo)

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday termed as “shameless” the Lt Governor’s order revoking the appointment of a panel of 15 Supreme Court lawyers to represent the Delhi government. Kejriwal said, the order which has already been rejected by the AAP government, would lead to a situation where the Centre will decide who will represent Delhi in cases, including the one where it has challenged the August 4 Delhi High Court order.

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“LG has shamelessly cancelled the appointments of all the advocates and passed an order in writing saying that the lawyers will be from the Central government’s panel. It essentially means the Centre will decide not only those who will represent them but those who will represent Delhi as well,” Kejriwal told reporters.

In its August 4 judgement, the High Court had held that Delhi was a Union Territory and LG its administrative head.