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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.
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:
— C P Singh (@CPSingh_Punjab) August 4, 2016
#Delhi HC order is no one’s victory or defeat. It only clarifies existing Constitutional position so that Delhi’s governance doesn’t suffer.
— BS Bassi (@BhimBassi) August 4, 2016
Now when Delhi HC has put to rest ignorance of Kejriwal Govt on d Constitution, Hope good sense will prevail over them & theatrics will end.
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) August 4, 2016
So it’s again proved that kejri is biggest scammer who always blame Modi, centre for his failures.
— Hardik AaTekar (@Hardik_Aatekar) August 4, 2016
Blow for Arvind Kejriwal: LG administrative head of Delhi, HC says – The Economic Times on Mobile http://t.co/N8dEvvmpgI
— Vijay Kumar (@cvijaykumar) August 4, 2016
— N33R4J (@_N33R4J_) August 4, 2016
Moral of Delhi HC verdict:
you cant govern without understanding the grammar of governance
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) August 4, 2016
LG not bound by Delhi govt’s advice: Delhi HChttp://t.co/3mGeQdDocT
-via @inshorts TAKE THAT, Mr. Natwarlal! 😀
— Anil Chandhok (@Anilchandhok) August 4, 2016
Delhi HC fully rejects AAPs claims of power over LG.Under the Const, Dli is still UT.By his antics,AK has weakened case for statehood to Dli
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) August 4, 2016
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Kejriwal is one of the most unhealthiest person, this is the reason he is mentally sick #Delhi HC
— Avinash Bhardwaj (@avinash97) August 4, 2016
Today’s Delhi HC judgement is precisely why Delhi needs full Statehood. And thug BJP blocks this
— Anil Acharya (@aa3132) August 4, 2016
“Sad moment to hear from Delhi HC that since Delhi is the capital of the country, all rights should be with the LG.”
Let AAP move to the SC!
— K Kumar (@Yr_Conscience) August 4, 2016
Just came to know abt Delhi HC verdict. Not surprised. Hv been saying that Delhi HC is totally Sold out ever since they let off Discoms.
— जयश्री (@AAPkSaath) August 4, 2016
— जयश्री (@AAPkSaath) August 4, 2016
Sab mile huye hain ji :)
Arvind Kejriwal suffers a setback as Delhi HC says L-G is administrative head of NCT
— Pashyanti Shukla'ऋता (@pashyantii) August 4, 2016
Why to hv an elected govt in Delhi, if it was remained 2 b an UT like others? Some serious gaps in Delhi HC judgement!
— Dhiraj (@AAPlogical) August 4, 2016
Sourses say after today's Delhi HC verdict Kejriwal wil resign & go to Punjab. Satyendar Jain not Sisodia wil take over as Dummy CM of Delhi
— Satish Upadhyay (@upadhyaysbjp) August 4, 2016
As per Delhi HC, the supreme ruler in Delhi in LG! Elected CM is a jumla! Wud media now blame LG next time for water logging, Dengue etc??!!
— Manvendra Singh Rana (@ms_rana) August 4, 2016