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Arvind Kejriwal vs Najeeb Jung: ‘Understand grammar of governance first’, say twitterati after Delhi HC verdict

In its order, the court said that policy directions cannot be issued without consulting with the L-G for his views. See how people on Twitter reacted to this judgement

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 4, 2016 1:55 pm
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The Delhi High Court on Thursday passed its judgement against the AAP government and favoured Najeeb Jung saying that the L-G is the administrative head of the National Capital and not the Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal. It’s a major setback for the AAP government.

The court said, “L-G is not bound to act as per advise of Delhi Cabinet”. The High court also said that “AAP Government’s contention that L-G is bound to act on advice of Council of Ministers is without any substance and cannot be accepted”.

The bench, comprising Chief justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath ruled that decisions taken by the Delhi government without consulting the LG were illegal.The court further said that the ACB cannot take any action against central government officials. The AAP government’s counsel said they will file an appeal against the order immediately.

The court in its judgement said that Article 239 continues to remain applicable that makes Delhi a Union territory.

The court cited a commission of inquiry into the transport scam (dt 11/8/15) was illegal as L-G Najeeb Jung’s permission was not taken. The Delhi High Court further said that the appointment of a commission of inquiry into DDCA  as well as the appointment of persons to the board of BSES, without the L-G’s permission, were illegal.

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In its order, the court also said that policy directions cannot be issued without consulting with the L-G. The court, however, maintained that though the L-G is competent to appoint special public prosecutors, the power has to be exercised on aid and advice of the council of ministers.

Here is how Twitter reacted to this:

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  1. Onyx Cleaner
    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm
    It is a setback for people of Delhi who thought they are electing a Government which is capable of taking decisions. Kejriwal will go to Punjab. Where will people of Delhi go..? To LG or Modi whom they voted against.?
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    1. Onyx Cleaner
      Aug 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm
      The verdict is not against AAP Government or Kejriwal. It is a slap on the face of people of Delhi who voted for a Government. They have been dis-enfranchised by the Delhi HC Judgement.
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        kumar
        Aug 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm
        Sheila Dixit was Delhi CM for 15 years and did a fairly good job. She never complained about having no powers. She was focussing on things within her powers and built good rapport with LG for things not in her control. Arvind thinks he is above all law and does not want to follow any rule or procedure. His problem is his BIG EGO and ZERO GOVERNANCE ABILITY. That is why he is not able to Govern.
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          kumar
          Aug 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm
          The same provision existed even during Sheila Dixit's tenure. She did a good job ( inspite of the scams ) and never complained about LG. Arvind thinks he is super boss and does not want follow any rule or procedure. That is why he is a having problem.
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            sanjay arora
            Aug 4, 2016 at 7:42 am
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