Arvind Kejriwal terms as ‘shameless’ LG’s order revoking appointment of lawyers

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

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2016 10:09 pm
Arvind Kejriwal, AAP, Delhi AAP, Delhi LG, Delhi lawyers, Delhi High Court, news, latest news, India news, national news, Delhi news CM 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.

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.